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Francis walks in procession to Santa Sabina yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/03/14

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A person holds a mock Oscar as Francis arrives for his general audience (AP)

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Francis may develop the insights contained in Humanae Vitae (CNS)

I bet Francis is going to develop Church teaching on birth control at some point in his pontificate

'Penance is a pause amid the rush of consumerism and competitive roar of today’s society' (PA)

There was a time when the concept of penance was widely understood but society has changed

The word 'Allah' in a headline in a Malaysian Catholic newspaper (CNS)

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Cardinal Newman – follow his advice and be happy

10 steps towards becoming a happier, holier person

Colm Wilkinson as Bishop Myriel in Les Misérables

The musical’s Bishop Myriel is the best example of a Pope Francis-style bishop. Cardinal Wolsey, or Cardinal Richelieu, on the other hand…

Francis called for peace in Ukraine at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

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A couple at a Mass of thanksgiving for marriage in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The permanency of marriage is being undermined – Cardinal Nichols should put the Church’s preparation of couples at the centre of his mission

The Pope gives Communion to a child. But what about the divorced? (CNS)

The question presents many dilemmas for Catholics and the Church