Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/06/11

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI conferred the pallium on Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles and 40 other archbishops at a Mass in St Peter’s Basilica this morning (video).

The Pope has told an Orthodox delegation that Catholic and Orthodox theologians are making progress towards full unity.

Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, held a reception in London last night to mark the 60th anniversary of the Pope’s ordination (photos).

A Frenchwoman is suing Opus Dei, claiming that she was brainwashed into working as a domestic servant – a charge denied by the personal prelature.

Gerard O’Connell interviews the new Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola.

Rod Dreher suggests that Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s “heart clearly wasn’t in the fight” against same-sex marriage in New York.

Catholic writer Fiorella De Maria discusses the inspiration for her new novel Poor Banished Children.

And Matthew Archbold shares some unintentionally funny church notices.