Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/07/11

Pope Benedict waves to the faithful on his arrival at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Benedict XVI travelled to Castel Gandolfo yesterday to begin his summer holiday and complete the final part of Jesus of Nazareth.

The Vatican sought to avoid a conflict of interest at its new financial watchdog yesterday when it relieved its president, Cardinal Attilio Nicora, of his other job running the Holy See’s administration (video).

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has said he worries that marriage will be further redefined to allow polygamy.

Priests in the Archdiocese of Bombay have been accused of illegally selling Church property.

Fr John Corapi has responded to the highly critical statement from his order, the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT).

Fr Sam Medley, the SOLT webmaster who had to press the send button releasing the statement, says the case offers an “absolutely horrible and crushing lesson“.

Stephen Prothero argues that Catholics would be happy to see Dorothy Day canonised, even though she had an abortion as a young woman.

And Matthew Archbold lists 12 Catholic words that don’t sound like what they mean.