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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/17

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

No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

Some assert that his title and dress are far too confusing, but this is nonsense

When the liturgy becomes secondary, clearly the Church is not functioning as it is intended to

The former pontiff said liturgy had become too centred on man’s ‘activity and creativity’

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

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

John Hayes said that we have ‘lost our faith in beauty, because we have lost our faith in ideals’

The cardinal also said there was a danger of excessive focus on the Pope

The former pontiff also likened the Church to a boat that at times has ‘taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing’