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Pope Francis (CNS)

Is there any need for singificant reform of the Sacrament?

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/14

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Mary Kenny with Catholic Herald chairman Peter Sheppard

In her new autobiography, The Catholic Herald columnist demonstrates her skill for writing about both people and ideas

Pope Francis greets an engaged couple earlier this month (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/14

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Archbishop John Myers, right, shares a laugh with Cardinal Dolan (AP)

Everything depends on the character, fidelity and communication skills of the local bishop

Francis greets a child during yesterday's Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/14

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Cardinal-designate Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor arrive for meeting of cardinals in synod hall at Vatican

I am delighted that Vincent Nichols will receive the red hat tomorrow

Iain Duncan Smith heads the think tank the Centre for Social Justice (PA)

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor at Archbishop's House, Westminster (PA)

The new cardinal could take a number of practical steps to show compassion for those using food banks

Pope Francis (CNS)

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task