Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/11/11

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, pictured at a Legion ordination ceremony (CNS)

Papal delegate Cardinal Velasio De Paolis has said that the rules governing the lives of members of the Legion of Christ will be reformed so that only those that are “strictly necessary” remain.

The economic crisis requires a greater sense of brotherhood, the Pope told Italian volunteers working for Caritas Internationalis yesterday (video).

A French court has acquitted two Opus Dei members of the charge that they forced another member to work for more than a decade on low pay.

Catholic leaders in Pakistan have welcomed the government’s decision not to prohibit the words “Jesus Christ” in text messages.

Trent Beattie examines why some male religious communities are thriving in the United States.

Kathy Schiffer urges critics to give Cardinal Bernard Law a break following his retirement as archpriest of the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome.

And the Detroit News talks to a Franciscan friar who pedals around the city with a mobile soup kitchen.