Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/05/11

Archbishop Thomas Collins is pictured after receiving the pallium in 2007 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Archbishop John Hepworth, primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion, has claimed that the English Personal Ordinariate “may well be the first and the last” following a serious dispute with Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent a letter to the world’s bishops’ conferences advising them on how to respond to cases of clerical abuse.

Egypt’s caretaker government has said that it will prepare a law within a month to ease restrictions on building churches.

The Vatican is facing a new lawsuit in the United States over allegations that it helped to cover up abuse by a priest in Chicago.

The Catholic News Agency claims that the diocese of the recently deposed Australian Bishop William Morris produced just one priestly vocation in 18 years.

Dylan Parry and Damian Thompson analyse Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Antonio Mennini’s first address to the Bishops of England and Wales.

And Rick Garnett and Fr Robert Sirico respond to an open letter from Catholic academics arguing that John Boehner, speaker of the US House of Representatives, has a voting record at variance with Church teaching.