Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/03/12

Bishop William Lori, chairman of the US bishops’ religious liberty committee, has said that he hopes to re-open talks with the Obama administration about the contraception mandate.

Christian youths have reportedly killed at least 10 people in response to an attack on a Catholic church in Jos, Nigeria, on Sunday.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave a major address on Benedictine spirituality at the Abbey of Monte Cassino yesterday.

Cardinal Seán Brady, the Primate of All Ireland, had a three-hour meeting with abuse victims in Northern Ireland yesterday.

Fr Dwight Longenecker says that a recent New York Times advertisement attacking the Church reminded him of a Chick tract.

Fr Robert Barron argues that YouTube “can and should be a Catholic place” (video).

And Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, has designated March 12-18 Timothy Cardinal Dolan Week.