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Archbishop was stunned by the Prince’s support for Christians in the line of fire

Confession: its decline mirrors that of the Church (CNS)

If Confession fades away, so does Holy Communion

Pope Francis preaches at the closing Mass of Asian Youth Day (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/08/14

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'A major problem facing the divorced is the fact that the automatic reception of Holy Communion, at every single Mass, has become an ingrained part of Catholic life' (CNS)

When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, president of the German bishops' conference (AP)

Freiburg spokesman says local Church has authority to issue new guidelines

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the end of his visit to the parish of Saint Elisabeth and Zechariah  (Photo: PA)

Pontiff hears confessions and administers Holy Communion for feast of the Holy Trinity

Pope Francis celebrates the Eucharist during Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome Photo:CNS

‘If you are out of communion on a matter as fundamental as the right to life, surely you have chosen to cut yourself off from the community of fellow worshippers’ says Francis Phillips

During his first general audience of 2012, Benedict XVI talked about the “joy and light” of the season and the power of the Holy Eucharist

Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral (Mazur/CCN)

Archbishop Kelly of Liverpool has reversed the usual order of sacraments in his diocese

The BBC asked me this twice in one morning. And the reason is simple: it’s a matter of obedience. Nobody said being a Catholic was easy