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An episcopal ordination in Xuzhou, China (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/16

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

The thread on Facebook was promptly closed (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

First the commenters became angry – then they demanded the thread be shut down

Cardinal Antonio Canizares  (CNS)

Cardinal Antonio Canizares was reported for comments made in a homily about the gay community and feminism

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares (CNS)

Critics want Cardinal Antonio Cañizares charged with encouraging a criminal act

Cardinal Angelo Scola washes feet as a Mass in Milan (PA)

Some try to turn women against Our Lord, by arguing that He was in the wrong when He did not wash the feet of women

A bust of Edith Cavell in Brussels unveiled earlier this month (AP)

The First World War nurse exemplified all the qualities associated with an ideal of womanhood that’s not fashionable today

Sarah Hepola

Blackout, by Sarah Hepola, is frank and shocking, but ends with hope in a higher power

A mother holds her children during Mass (Photo: CNS)

A doctor has spoken of the agony women feel when they realise they can no longer start a family

Amber Rudd, new Climate Change Secretary. Women have an increased presence in the Cabinet (Photo: PA)

This genius makes a vital contribution to culture – and decadence may follow if it is lost

Francis appeals to young Catholic women who love Mother Church just as she is

Francis is the greatest ally women have

Following some unguarded remarks by the Pontiff, feminists are forming a queue to denounce him as a misogynist. Those who are really paying attention know that’s nonsense