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Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/11/13

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The media has taken to Pope Francis (CNS)

Moral teachings do not change – only the way they are presented

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.