Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/07/11

Young people attend a catechetical session at the Palacio De Deportes yesterday (Mazur/

Hundreds of thousands of young people attended catechetical sessions at World Youth Day in Madrid yesterday.

Eleven people were injured after protesters against World Youth Day clashed with police at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid last night.

Benedict XVI urged the faithful to practise silent prayer at his general audience at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (video).

Dublin archdiocese is on the brink of financial collapse following payouts to abuse victims, an internal report has said.

Africa’s first cardinal will finally be buried in a permanent resting place almost 14 years after his death.

A survey has found that most American Catholics are unaware of imminent changes to the English translation of the Mass.

Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds says that last week’s riots in England show that the country has “lost its Christianity”.

And Jana Bennett responds to Fr Thomas Weinandy’s critique of contemporary Catholic theology.