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Children listen to Pope Francis's Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/09/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's newly appointed secretary of state (CNS)

Of course clerical celibacy isn’t a dogma; and Archbishop Parolin thinks that the Church is collegial when the Pope listens first and then decides

Nordic Hotels, one of Scandinavia's largest hotel chains, is no longer offering pornography to its customers

Petter Stordalen has demonstrated what a difference one person’s moral stand can make

Depiction of St Matthew (CNS)

St Matthew’s Gospel is not anti-Semitic

Though the words of the Gospel have been twisted over the centuries, there is nothing in this gospel verse per se that is anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish

Pope Francis meets a child in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis (AP)

The Holy Father has prompted millions to re-examine their prejudices about the Church

The Marriage Foundation analysed data taken from the British Household Panel Survey (PA)

I watched Mum and Dad are Splitting Up with some trepidation, but it proved to be a candid and emotional documentary

Pope Francis led a vigil to pray for peace in Syria in St Peter's Square last weekend (CNS)

We must demand that our moralising, ineffectual political leaders take action

Melkite Patriarch Gregory III Laham (CNS photo/Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/09/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis washed the feet of Muslims and Christians on Maundy Thursday this year (CNS)

We need to proclaim Christ in all his splendour and next to Christ crucified, the icon of Divine Love, we need to point to the icon of the perfect human response, Mary our Mother