Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/12/11

Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga (CNS photo/Michael Alexander)

Honduran Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has compared the world’s environmental policies to apartheid in a homily in Durban, South Africa, during the UN Climate Change Conference.

Catholic leaders in Sri Lanka have said they will take legal action against the country’s National Child Protection Authority after a police raid on a Church-run shelter for pregnant girls.

The American lay organisation Catholics Come Home is launching a $3.5m (£2.2m, €2.6m) prime-time television campaign aimed at drawing non-Mass-goers back to the faith.

Workmen brought a “majestic” Christmas tree from Ukraine into St Peter’s Square yesterday (video).

And a carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a cottonwood tree in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has survived a storm that broke the tree.