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Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/10/14

The T-shirt worn by one of the group of Lampedusa survivors who met the Pope (AP)

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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 01/10/14

Pope Francis greets prelates after the general audience (AP)

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

The Church is plagued by infighting. So what’s the solution?

We need to believe in the Church as a theological reality (AP)

Whenever we are tempted to compromise with middle-class, liberal mores, we need to ‘choose Catholic’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/09/14

Cardinal Kasper speaks to a journalist at his home in Rome (AP)

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

A message for the Synod – lose the family and Europe loses the faith too

Fewer people are getting married, and staying married (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

As a recently published book shows, the decline in religious faith is intimately linked to a decline in family formation

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/09/14

Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis at yesterday's gathering in St Peter's Square (AP)

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There is always a way back for everyone who fails

Bishop Kieran Conry (Mazur/Catholicchurch.org.uk)

Let us all – and not just Bishop Kieran Conry – consider our position in the light of redemption

Shouting matches will not reconcile the SSPX with Rome

Bishop Bernard Fellay (PA)

We need to start by praying, especially for those with whom we disagree

Padre Pio was the opposite of a fan-hugging, autograph-signing celebrity

Pilgrims photograph the body of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

‘Brusque to the point of being rude’, the Italian saint was only interested in one personality – the Son of God

The Blessed who gave Hans Küng a big hug

Bishop Álvaro del Portillo: a shy man with a lion's strength                        (CNS)

A disarming figure who overcame a youthful aversion to public speaking is about to be beatified