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'It is, unfortunately, too late for the New Missal; it will be many years before we can think of replacing it with a new version' (PA)

There is now only one solution: permission must be given for the use of other authorised translations for the readings

John Kerry is the first Catholic US Secretary of State since Edmund Muskie (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/01/14

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Pope Francis said that if  Jesus is not at the centre of a priest's life "we lose everything" (PA)

Pope Francis’s impromptu sermons prompt serious questions

The new appointments shift the College of Cardinals' centre of gravity (AP)

The new cardinals reflect Pope Francis’s vision of the universal Church

Bishop Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, Haiti, one of two Caribbeans to be given a red hat next month (Photo: CNS)

The faithful of Burkina Faso will be celebrating

Pope Francis holds a baby's hand in the Sistine Chapel yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/01/14

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Welfare reform and the cumulative impact of cuts have led to an increase in homelessness (Photo: PA)

Government policies are putting the very fabric of our society at risk, argues Cathy Corcoran

A protester demonstrates outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland (PA)

It is important to be alive to the cultural implications of living in an age of widespread abortion

Former archbishop Józef Wesołowski pictured in Santo Domingo in 2009 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/14

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At the end of this month a court in Florence will reach its verdict on the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Rafaele Sollecito (PA)

They are victims of the Italian obsession with conspiracy theories