Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/07/11

Archbishop Charles Chaput (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

The Pope has named Archbishop Charles Chaput as the next leader of the embattled Philadelphia archdiocese. Rocco Palmo, John Allen and Thomas Peters react to the appointment.

Malaysia established diplomatic relations with the Holy See following prime minister Najib Razak’s audience with Benedict XVI yesterday (video).

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster launched a two-day conference at Lambeth Palace yesterday addressing the plight of Christians in the Holy Land (photos, video).

Brandon Vogt argues that fear is preventing the Church from embracing new media.

And Dylan Parry reflects on Bishop Michael Evans of East Anglia’s decision to be cremated.