Today’s Catholic must-reads: 06/02/13

Benedict XVI and Archbishop Gänswein at this morning's general audience (AP)

Benedict XVI reflected on why the Creed describes God the Father as “Creator of heaven and earth” at his general audience this morning.

The media “did a service” in revealing the extent of clerical abuse, the Vatican’s new promoter of justice, Fr Robert Oliver, has said.

The Obama administration’s latest changes to the contraception mandate “may actually make things worse“, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said.

Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, has insisted that the order is “not a sort of rich man’s club“.

Joanna Bogle, Fr Tim Finigan, Fr Dwight Longenecker and Freddy Gray respond to last night’s vote for same-sex marriage in Britain.

George Weigel tells Kathryn Jean Lopez why he believes “lukewarm Catholicism has no future“.

And Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi has taken his exploration of Amy Winehouse’s work further by tweeting lyrics from her song “Love Is a Losing Game“.

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