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Francis has shown us the human face of holiness in his first year

Pope Francis (CNS)

Radiating an absorption in the Gospel with unabashed simplicity is the Pope’s gift

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/03/14

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul (CNS)

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/03/14

Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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

No one has done more than the Church to address the problem of child abuse, says the Pope. This is a problem for all of society: time to throw off our scapegoat status

Francis walks to Santa Sabina in Rome on Ash Wednesday (CNS)

The trouble with using the Church as a scapegoat is that it allows society to avoid facing its own more serious sex abuse crisis

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/03/14

Blessed John Paul II greets the future Benedict XVI in 2004 (CNS)

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

A deathbed conversion is not a cop-out

Lord McAlpine converted to Catholicism after a second triple heart bypass (PA)

Converting at the end of your life takes humility and courage

Opening the gates of the Papal gardens

Benedict XVI pictured in 2010 walking with his personal secretary, Msgr Georg Ganswein, in the gardens of Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

The public will soon be able to visit the grounds of Castel Gandolfo

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/03/14

Francis walks in procession to Santa Sabina yesterday (AP)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/03/14

A person holds a mock Oscar as Francis arrives for his general audience (AP)

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

Pope Francis, please write a new encyclical on contraception

Francis may develop the insights contained in Humanae Vitae (CNS)

I bet Francis is going to develop Church teaching on birth control at some point in his pontificate