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Cardinal Kasper speaks to a journalist at his home in Rome (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/14

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

Fewer people are getting married, and staying married (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

As a recently published book shows, the decline in religious faith is intimately linked to a decline in family formation

Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis at yesterday's gathering in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/09/14

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

Bishop Kieran Conry (Mazur/Catholicchurch.org.uk)

Let us all – and not just Bishop Kieran Conry – consider our position in the light of redemption

Bishop Bernard Fellay (PA)

We need to start by praying, especially for those with whom we disagree

Pilgrims photograph the body of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

‘Brusque to the point of being rude’, the Italian saint was only interested in one personality – the Son of God

Bishop Álvaro del Portillo: a shy man with a lion's strength                        (CNS)

The Blessed who gave Hans Küng a big hug

A disarming figure who overcame a youthful aversion to public speaking is about to be beatified

Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/14

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

Pope Francis blesses new spouses this month (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

With Britain the divorce capital of Europe, young people need all the help they can get

Owen Jones: ‘Fixated on a pre-conceived narrative’

Why is Owen Jones always wrong?

Owen Jones doesn’t really despise ‘the establishment’, says Max Wind-Cowie. He just loathes the Conservative Party