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Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/05/13

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

By on Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Pope Francis arrives in a downpour for this morning's general audience (AP)

Pope Francis arrives in a downpour for this morning's general audience (AP)

Pope Francis was drenched with rain as he arrived for his general audience this morning, which he dedicated to the mystery of the Church (video, full text).

The Pope recalled “a dark moment” in his spiritual life at Mass this morning.

The general chapter of the Legion of Christ will meet at the end of the year to elect new superiors and approve new constitutions.

New York archdiocese pays for health insurance that covers contraception and even abortion, the New York Times has reported.

Samuel Gregg considers whether Pope Francis is “a closet liberation theologian“.

Rorate Caeli investigates whether Pope Francis really rejected an appeal to overturn Summorum Pontificum.

And Simcha Fisher argues that it’s a good thing that Catholics rarely smile at Mass.

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