Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/14

A Catholic Charismatic Renewal conference in Delaware in 2008 (CNS)

Francis will become the first pope to attend a worldwide meeting of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in June.

Investigators have cleared a Filipino priest accused by National Geographic of links to the illegal ivory trade.

Scholars are examining 10,000 recently discovered documents describing Catholic life under persecution in Edo period Japan.

Benedict XVI has said he “prefers not to adopt a heraldic emblem” reflecting his new status as Pope Emeritus.

Adam DeVille explains what needs to happen for Catholics and Orthodox Christians to be reunited.

Fr Ezra Sullivan argues that it’s “unwarranted and dangerous” for Catholics to see yoga “simply as a physical form of exercise”.

And Micah Murphy hails the Mass Explained app as the “next best thing“.

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