Catholic Herald logo
Archbishop-elect Blase Cupich knocks on the doors of Holy Name Cathedral (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/14

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

Religious leaders including Lord Sacks and Cardinal Müller at the Vatican conference on marriage

Religious leaders from all over the world paused to pray in wake of synagogue attack

Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds (©Mazur/

Archbishop McMahon preached the homily at Mgr Stock’s ordination

Pope Francis  (AP)

Pope spoke to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors

Soldiers hit an anti-government protester with a stick in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last month (CNS)

‘Canon Law rules out the exercise of temporal power, and it’s never right for a priest to hold it’, says spokesman

Pope Francis embraces Filipino leader Cardinal Tagle last November (CNS)

Cardinal Tagle said the Pope’s visit would be a blessing for the poor

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion

Pope Francis (CNS)

Speech delivered this morning at the conference on the ‘Complementarity of Man and Woman’

Cardinal O'Malley on the 60 Minutes TV show (CNS)

‘But Christ founded the Church, and what he has given us is something different,’ says Cardinal

Pope Francis arrives to lead an audience with accountants in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican

Pontiff speaks to 7,000 people participating in the World Congress of Accountants