Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/03/12

Our Lady of Charity church in Havana, where the occupation took place

Police have removed 13 dissidents from a Catholic church in Havana who were demanding a meeting with Benedict XVI during his visit to Cuba later this month.

Pope Benedict has chosen a married couple to write this year’s Way of the Cross meditations to be used on Good Friday in the Colosseum.

A professor at a conference at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome has reported that the majority of clergy – around 59 per cent – are introverted.

The Vatican has withdrawn its backing for the Clericus Cup, a football tournament for Rome’s seminaries, saying that the competition has lost its “educational” value.

Phil Lawler accuses the Archdiocese of Washington DC of betraying Fr Marcel Guarnizo, the priest who refused Holy Communion to a lesbian at her mother’s funeral.

And Nathaniel Peters urges Catholics to sing Protestant hymns with gusto.