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Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/13

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

By on Monday, 30 September 2013

Priests at yesterday's papal Mass for catechists in St Peter's Square (AP)

Priests at yesterday's papal Mass for catechists in St Peter's Square (AP)

Catechists should be “like sentinels who awaken in others the memory of God which warms the heart“, Pope Francis said at Mass in St Peter’s Square yesterday (homily text, full video).

The Pope greeted Syrian Patriarch John X of Antioch in his Angelus address yesterday, calling for renewed prayers for the Middle East (short video).

Catholic couples in Scotland may need both a secular and a religious wedding ceremony after the introduction of same-sex marriage, Archbishop Leo Cushley has said.

Pope Francis and his eight cardinal-advisers will meet together for the first time at the Vatican tomorrow (video).

Rocco Palmo profiles Group of Eight coordinator Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, who just two years ago “was licking his wounds on the Roman scene“.

Moral theologian Janet E Smith reflects on Pope Francis’s criticism of Catholics “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception.

And a five-finger prayer attributed to Pope Francis is going viral (image).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day