Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/11

A priest speaks on a mobile phone after the shooting at St Mary's church in Madrid (AP Photo/Paul White)

A gunman has murdered a pregnant woman in a Catholic church in Madrid, but medics were able to save her unborn child.

The Pope has chosen the theme of silence for next year’s World Communications Day on January 24.

The Vatican has published the itinerary of Benedict XVI’s trip to Benin in November.

Cardinal Francis Arinze, the former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has celebrated an Extraordinary Form Mass in Providence, Rhode Island.

Sociologist Peter Berger suggests that the media’s coverage of clerical abuse contains “a good deal of Schadenfreude“.

Papal interviewer Peter Seewald argues that the Pope walked through “the ferocious pack of media dogs without losing his composure” during his trip to Germany.

Sandro Magister says that Benedict XVI took on the We Are Church movement with unusual directness during his visit to his homeland.

Fr Robert Barron tells Fr Matthew Gamber why his epic new television series, Catholicism, is dedicated to the Little Flower.

And the Archdiocese of Seoul is considering promoting the Cause of a “Catholic patriot” who assassinated Japan’s first prime minister.