Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/11

The five nuns are beatified in Sarajevo on Saturday (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Cardinal Angelo Amato beatified five nuns murdered in Bosnia during the Second World War at a ceremony in Sarajevo on Saturday.

Aides to Benedict XVI have dismissed reports in the Italian media that the Pope will resign next year on his 85th birthday.

Cardinal Angelo Scola was installed as the new Archbishop of Milan yesterday, days after he received the pallium from the Pope in a rare individual ceremony.

The superiors of the Society of St Pius X will discuss the “doctrinal preamble” presented by the Holy See at a meeting on October 7-8 in Albano, Italy.

Supporters of Fr Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, held a protest last Friday against the restriction of his ministry to the Diocese of Amarillo.

John Allen argues that an International Criminal Court indictment for crimes against humanity would benefit the Holy See in the long run.

Thomas Peters says that Barack Obama has probably already lost the Catholic vote in the 2012 US presidential election.

Fr Robert Barron tells Tim Drake how he managed to overcome near-disaster to make his 10-part television series Catholicism.

Investigative journalist Jason Berry tells Manuel Roig-Franzia why he remains a Catholic despite uncovering scandals in the Church.

And Steve Weatherbe salutes Michael Coren, the vigorous Canadian defender of the Catholic faith.