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Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/06/13

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

By on Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The Pope prays at the tomb of Blessed John XXIII yesterday evening (AP)

The Pope prays at the tomb of Blessed John XXIII yesterday evening (AP)

John XXIII was a model of peace and obedience, Pope Francis said at a gathering to mark the 50th anniversary of the Blessed’s death yesterday (full text, video).

Irish Catholics must “stand with the Lord of life and promote his Gospel of life in our society“, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, has said.

The “world’s poorest president” had an usual audience with Pope Francis yesterday (video).

Tom Hoopes recalls what it was like to be a parishioner of the late Fr Andrew Greeley.

Blogger Mark Shea offers a startling mea culpa.

Lesbian Eve Tushnet explains why she is not leaving the Catholic Church over same-sex marriage.

And the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate presents research suggesting that playing computer games makes you more likely to miss Mass (table).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.