Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/07/12

The Pope attends a concert at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo)

Beethoven’s music expresses “the unchanging nature of the human soul“, Benedict XVI said yesterday before a concert by an orchestra of musicians from Israel and Arab countries, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has said the Pope may beatify John Paul I and Paul VI during the Year of Faith.

The editor of a German satirical magazine has said he wants to resolve a dispute with Vatican lawyers over the use of the Pope’s image “in a gentlemanly way over coffee“.

A nun was killed in a hit-and-run incident while she was on retreat in Long Island, New York, on Monday.

Eric Marrapodi puzzles over reports that the American actress Katie Holmes has returned to the Catholic Church.

Russell Shaw says that Greg Burke will only improve the Vatican’s communications with “total, unflinching support from the top”.

And Fr John Zuhlsdorf marvels at a white dove that descended on the coffin of Cardinal Eugenio Sales during his funeral in Rio de Janeiro (video).

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