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Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/10/14

Francis: 'God is not a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life' (AP)

“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation,” Pope Francis has said in an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Cuban authorities have permitted Catholics to build the country’s first new church for 55 years.

The Croatian bishops have issued a message criticising “the new philosophy of sexuality” known as gender theory (Croatian full text).

Catholics who attend SSPX Masses are breaking communion with the Catholic Church, Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano has ruled.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf argues that it’s still possible to “draw some lines between the way Francis thinks and what Benedict tried to do“.

Fr Steve Grunow urges Catholics to embrace Halloween.

And actors in the Philippines are preparing to perform a musical about the life of Pope Francis.

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