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Pope Francis meets a child in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/13

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

'The lack of thorough training in church music has led directly to the current serious situation' (CNS)

Congregations are tired of being patronised by dull music, but we must not hark back to a supposed ‘golden age’

Benedict XVI prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a candlelight vigil at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal (CNS)

The future Pope Benedict published a fraudulent text, these people say, to deceive the Faithful. Also, consecrating the whole world didn’t somehow include Russia. Strange, or what?

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, beatified in 1990 (CNS)

The Italian Blessed shows us how to live life to the full

The Pope prays after throwing the wreath (AP)

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Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

Pontiff convokes consistory of cardinals to approve canonisation dates

The then Bishop Karol Wojtyla of Krakow – a great shepherd (CNS)

We need shepherds, not bureaucrats

Bishop Alan Hopes Photo: CNS

Bishop Alan Hopes says Church leaders ‘ have to remain humble’

Pope Francis greets the Pope Emeritus at Castel Gandolfo (CNS)
Photo: PA

The common good depends on stable marriages open to life