Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/04/14

Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

During Holy Week we should ask ourselves “Who am I, before Jesus who suffers?” Pope Francis said in his Palm Sunday homily (full text, video).

Blessed John Paul II will become the “great patron saint” of World Youth Days when he is canonised later this month, Francis said in his Angelus address (full text).

The Pope has named British sociologist Lady Archer as head of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

SSPX superior general Bishop Bernard Fellay has described Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal on Communion for the remarried as “doctrinally scandalous“.

Shaun McAfee says the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” fragment shouldn’t disturb you.

Marcus Daly explains how the funeral of Blessed John Paul II inspired him to become a casket-maker.

And an Argentine football team named after Pope Francis had two players sent off in its stormy first match.

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


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