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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 09/10/13

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

By on Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Pope Francis greets the faithful during this morning's general audience (AP)

Pope Francis greets the faithful during this morning's general audience (AP)

We should “ask the Lord to make us more catholic“, Pope Francis said at his rain-swept general audience this morning (full text, short video, full video, photos).

The Vatican has expressed concern after the Archdiocese of Freiburg issued new guidelines inviting divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion (full German text).

A Polish Church spokesman has said that Archbishop Józef Michalik made “a pure slip of the tongue” when he said the children of divorced parents were more vulnerable to clerical abuse.

Carol Glatz says Pope Francis gave an impromptu television interview during his visit to Assisi (video).

Mark de Vries defends Dutch Cardinal Wim Eijk’s decision to discipline a priest for “excessive liturgical creativity”.

Mgr Richard Antall accuses proponents of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification of creating an oversimplified “poster Romero“.

And English Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor explains why “Rome is like a glass of fine wine“.

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