Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/07/12

CDF prefect Archbishop Gerhard Müller (CNS)

Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has said it is vital “to overcome ideological differences” in the Church among both “so-called traditionalists and progressivists” (full interview in English, PDF of article).

Archbishop-elect Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has come under fire for comments about a gay politician who died aged 44.

American Bishop Leonard Blair has defended the Vatican’s criticisms of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in an interview on National Public Radio.

SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson has claimed that the 7/7 London bombings were an inside job and that the Olympics will be hit by “an atomic explosion” (video).

Rome Reports says that with American Cardinal James Francis Stafford turning 80 today there are now 120 cardinal electors (video).

Irish missionary Brother Colm O’Connell talks to Vatican Radio about training 800m Olympic favourite David Rudisha (audio).

Ross Douthat responds to a critique of his claim that liberal Christianity is dying.

And Rasmus Karkov argues that monks made the western world the economic force that it is today.

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