Today’s Catholic must-reads: 08/06/11

Pope Benedict XVI is driven through the crowd gathered for today's weekly general audience (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Benedict XVI devoted his general audience this morning to a reflection on his visit to Croatia last weekend (full English text).

The Chinese authorities have postponed the illicit ordination of a bishop following criticism from the Vatican.

Jesuits in Syria have urged all political parties to engage in dialogue to end the bloody crisis in the country.

The Catholic League, an ecumenical society, has collected almost £30,000 ($49,000, €33,000) for members of the world’s first personal ordinariate.

Damian Thompson, Fr Timothy Finigan and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow’s ad clerum letter on the Extraordinary Form.

And the Economist compares Lady Gaga to Mother Teresa (full text of article).