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Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/04/18

Children at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles watch a broadcast of Pope Francis as he celebrates Mass and the canonization of Junipero Serra in Washington (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)

Weekly church attendance has declined among US Catholics but remained steady among Protestants, according to Gallup.

Chilean Bishop Juan Barros has denied claims that he has submitted his resignation to the Pope (Spanish report).

An 80-year-old South Korean woman is designing a new stained-glass window for Chartres Cathedral.

Christopher Altieri, Meghan Clark, Rod Dreher, Massimo Faggioli, Brian Flanagan, JD Flynn, Austen Ivereigh, Allyson Kenny, Sandro Magister, Fr James Martin SJ, Janet Morana, Michael O’Loughlin, Inés San Martín, PJ Smith, Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ, Matthew Walther and Michael Sean Winters comment on Gaudete et Exsultate.

The New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham reviews Ross Douthat’s “impressive and quietly comic” account of Church divisions.

Leah Libresco Sargeant admires the patience of Jean Vanier.

And Brantly Millegan investigates online reports of a miracle in a Jerusalem church.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.