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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is renowned for her fidelity and obedience (CNS)

Why are Catholics so disobedient?

None of us is immune from the temptation to dissent

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis has insisted countless times since his election that his pontificate is apolitical

Pope Francis holds a packet of 'Misericordina' at the Angelus yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/13

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Francis: A Christian Democrat of the Left (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Pope provides food for thought to all who in this country identify all religion with the political right

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/11/13

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Cardinal Gerhard Muller (CNS)

Much confusion could have been avoided

Pope Francis speaks to reporters on his flight home from Rio (CNS)

He has, says Sandro Magister, inaugurated a ‘twofold communicative register’, the existence of which the Press has simply not caught up with. Maybe it never will.

We were unable, sadly, to have the report illuminated by medieval monks (CNS)

We’re offering a prize to the reader who can come up with the best translation

Pope Francis has said that one should not 'jealously guard' his or her life (CNS)

Henry VIII and his ‘cursed’ marriage

The King believed his first marriage had broken a biblical rule against marrying your brother’s wife

A woman walks past a computerised display showing the FTSE 100 index

Traders need to read Francis’s encyclical

The Pope knows how to truly reform the global economy