Today’s Catholic must-reads: 12/03/14

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising (AP)

The German bishops have elected Cardinal Reinhard Marx as their new president (Mark de Vries).

The Spanish bishops have chosen Archbishop Ricardo Blázquez Pérez of Valladolid to succeed Cardinal Antonio María Rouco Varela as their president (Spanish report).

Investigators are now studying claims of clerical abuse in at least four dioceses in Puerto Rico.

John Allen, Max Davidson, Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, David Gibson, Tom Heneghan, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Fr Federico Lombardi, Fr James Martin, Barbie Latza Nadeau and Paul Vallely look forward to the first anniversary of Francis’s election tomorrow.

Robert Fastiggi says Cardinal Walter Kasper’s address on remarriage “seems to resurrect suggestions that have been presented before and rejected” by doctrinal officials.

Nathan Schneider profiles a American Sister with a “secret ministry” to transgender people.

And the the Vatican Television Centre has released new footage of Pope Francis’s election (video).

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