Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/13

Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes (AP)

Vatican Cardinal Angelo Amato will beatify a priest tomorrow who died of starvation in a Romanian prison in 1954.

Pope Francis has praised the Archdiocese of Seoul’s decision to dedicate September to the Korean martyrs.

The schools adjudicator has told a leading English Catholic school it cannot give priority to the children of parents involved in local church activities.

Robin Harris argues that “the more Islamic the state, the harsher the treatment Christians receive“.

Paul Moses suggests that Pope Francis’s election is a setback for “the movement aimed at persuading liberal Catholics to leave their Church“.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf asks whether the Church should require Catholics to fast for more than an hour before receiving Communion.

And Steve Nolan profiles a former Trappist monk who is building a giant church outside Madrid from garbage in thanksgiving for surviving tuberculosis more than 50 years ago.

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