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Nuns belonging to the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/03/16

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The new provisional norms seek to increase financial transparency around saints' causes (AP)

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‘His face was changed’: The Transfiguration of Christ by Giovanni Bellini

Word this Week

Second Sunday of Lent, Gn 15:5-12 & 17-18; Phil 3:17 – 4:1; Lk 9:28-36 (Year C)

Bishop Philip Egan (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Egan says in a pastoral letter that sin is not like a ‘stain to be dry-cleaned’ but more a ‘lack of love or lovelessness’

Patriarch Kirill arrives at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Thursday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/02/16

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Cardinal Angelo Comastri places the ashes on the head of Pope Francis (AP)

More than 700 of the 1,142 missionaries attend Ash Wednesday Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

'People who give up something pleasurable are often frowned upon for doing so' (AP)

Don’t be afraid to talk about your faith this Lent

Pope Francis poses for a selfie during a meeting with 'missionaries of mercy' at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis addressed his newly-appointed Year of Mercy missionaries ahead of sending them out around the world

PETA's vegan pledge has been launched for Lent (AP)

PETA’s Go Vegan and Feel Great for Lent pledge aims to ’embrace Christian values’