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Cardinal Müller: 'It is important ... to stay focused and objective and not to be driven into polemics' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/12/16

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

An unbridgeable chasm?: Pope Francis greets Cardinal Raymond Burke in 2014 (CNS)

How the ‘dubia’ drama will end

Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope visited the offices of the Roman Rota, a marriage tribunal, to speak to the bishops

Pope Francis during his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square on Wednesday (PA)

The Pope spoke out after a letter from four cardinals asked for clarification of Amoris Laetitia

Cardinal Raymond Burke, left, stands by Pope Francis saluting bishops, at the end of a general audience in St. Peter's Square (AP)

The cardinal said there was a tradition of issuing a formal correction if a Pope is in error

St John Paul II pictured during a visit to Paris in 1980 (CNS)

Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute is being shut down unexpectedly – the ramifications extend far beyond Australia

Pope Francis: (AP)

Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them

The Irish flag is seen in late March on top of the General Post Office in Dublin (CNS)

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Meeting is ‘The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World’

Is the secular elite falling?

From Brussels to Washington, the global ruling class is facing an unprecedented revolt. At heart, it is a rebellion against materialism

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the signatories (AP)

Cardinals Burke, Caffarra and Pujats are among 4,000 signatories who affirm the Church’s teachings on marriage and the Eucharist