Today’s Catholic must-reads: 24/10/12

The Pope arrives at this morning's general audience (AP)

Benedict XVI named six new cardinals at the end of his general audience this morning, which was dedicated to the meaning of faith (analysis by Rocco Palmo, video).

A Filipino bishop has criticised a report by the United Nations calling for prostitution to be legalised in the Philippines.

The synod of bishops on the new evangelisation has sent a message of solidarity to a Chinese bishop unable to travel to Rome.

Four news organisations have asked a judge in the United States to release papers relating to a major donation to Legion of Christ.

Fr George Rutler argues that Pope Pius XII fulfilled his wish to be a martyr “without nails”.

And Nikos Salingaros praises the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles for “avoiding the gray morgue impression of other modernist churches“.

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