Today’s Catholic must-reads: 23/01/13

Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience this morning to the opening words of the Creed (full text, video).

The prominent Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery is not facing excommunication for his views on the priesthood, Vatican sources have told the Irish Catholic.

The Vatican released the Pope App, a smartphone application offering live streaming of papal events, on iTunes today.

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has said he is “amazed” by a Guardian report claiming to expose “the fascist origins of the papacy’s wealth“.

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver describes his horror at personally witnessing abortions.

Jeff Mirus attempts to demolish myths about CDF prefect Archbishop Gerhard Müller.

And a Vatican official has said that he hopes “to see lots of cardinals in tracksuits” at a 100m race outside St Peter’s Square.

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