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Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/14

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

By on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Cardinal De Paolis celebrates Mass in the Legion of Christ's headquarters (AP)

Cardinal De Paolis celebrates Mass in the Legion of Christ's headquarters (AP)

The Legion of Christ is “cured and cleaned”, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis said as he ended his three-year mandate as papal delegate to the congregation yesterday.

If money is used well it “prolongs and increases the capacity of human freedom”, Pope Francis has written in the preface to a new book by Cardinal Gerhard Müller.

Vatican theologians have reportedly approved a miracle attributed to Pope Paul VI.

A Ugandan tabloid has named a Catholic priest among the country’s “top 200 homosexuals” the day after an anti-gay bill became law (America magazine editorial).

Chris McGillion argues that Cardinal Pell’s departure won’t “make too much immediate difference to the complexion of the Church in Australia”.

David Gibson says Benedict XVI’s intellectual legacy is up for grabs.

And Abby Ohlheiser reports on Russell Crowe’s energetic campaign to get Pope Francis to see his new film.

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