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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/11/13

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

By on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Francis blows a kiss as he arrives at the general audience (AP)

Francis blows a kiss as he arrives at the general audience (AP)

No one ought to feel too ashamed to confess their sins, Pope Francis said at the general audience this morning (video).

The Vatican has denied claims that newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla, unveiled yesterday, depict women priests.

American Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia has urged Europe’s Catholics to recover “a confident, evangelising spirit and robust but not overbearing apologetics“.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have a private audience with Pope Francis on December 2.

Student debt is a major threat to Catholic marriage, Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said.

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush recalls the Catholic priest who gave the Last Rites to John F Kennedy.

And the Pope was presented with a sculpture of a homeless Jesus by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz today.

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