Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/12/13

Protesters guard barricades near Independence Square in Kiev (AP)

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar has said that peaceful protesters in Ukraine are expressing “the voice of the people“.

The American television network Showtime has withdrawn its backing for a major new drama series about the Vatican directed by Ridley Scott.

The Pew Forum has published an interactive map of global Christianity.

Fr Robert Barron, Adam Brereton, Rebecca Hamilton and Marian Tupy offer more thoughts on Francis’s Time Person of the Year award.

Canon lawyer Edward Peters explains “what’s at stake” in the debate about Communion for the remarried.

Michael Peppard says there should be no more debate about whether Catholicism is compatible with libertarianism.

And Chris Boeskool explains why Francis is making him consider becoming a Catholic.

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