Today’s Catholic must-reads: 03/09/14

Francis blesses a child after today's general audience (AP)

Francis told Iraqi Christians that “the Church suffers with you and is proud of you” at this morning’s general audience (full text, short video, full video).

The Pope also expressed his solidarity with laid-off workers at a steel plant in central Italy.

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay will meet Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller this month, according to reports.

ISIS is taking advantage of European countries’ failure to provide for Muslim youth, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has said.

Fr Samir Khalil Samir SJ challenges Muslims “to rethink Islam for today’s world“.

Michael O’Loughlin says a mistranslated Latin word “may be responsible for the conspiracy theories about the Vatican Secret Archives“.

And Brandon Vogt captures his five-year-old son saying Mass with a children’s Mass kit.

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


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