Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/12/12

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth (Mazur/

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has issued a forceful denunciation of the British Government’s plans to legalise same-sex marriage.

The English Archbishop Patrick Kelly of Liverpool is recovering in hospital following a mild stroke.

Latin patriarchal vicar Bishop William Shomali has said the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict is incurable” in human terms, but “prayer can attain peace”.

The Diocese of Phoenix has denied an Italian media report that Bishop Thomas Olmsted is leaving the diocese to take up a Vatican post.

Researchers at two English universities have found that Confession “has a positive prosocial effect“.

Mgr Charles Pope referees a dispute over hell between Fr Robert Barron and theology professor Ralph Martin.

And Juan Karita visits Bolivia’s answer to the Sistine Chapel.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Wednesday, December 19, because of Christmas deadlines.