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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/05/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

By on Monday, 20 May 2013

The Pope blesses a child after Pentecost Sunday Mass (AP)

The Pope blesses a child after Pentecost Sunday Mass (AP)

The Holy Spirit creates harmony but not uniformity in the Church, Pope Francis said in his homily on Pentecost Sunday (full text, video).

The New Movements are “a gift and a treasure for the Church”, the Pope said at the Regina Caeli yesterday (full text, video).

Francis said he sometimes falls asleep while praying at night in a question-and-answer session with New Movements on Saturday (full text).

Clergy escaped unhurt after a bomb exploded outside a Catholic church in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday night.

John Allen argues that the Philippines is “a good Catholic bellwether“.

Paul Baumann claims that George Weigel’s new book, Evangelical Catholicism, is marred by a “Manichean sensibility“.

And Joseph Austin meets a blind, self-taught organist who says he plays for the glory of God (video).

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