Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/09/14

Cardinal Rodríguez: 'Further violence is never the answer' (AP)

Sending “more bomber planes and drones to Syria and Iraq” will only lead to more “senseless slaughter”, Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga has said.

Francis “wants to move without hindrances among the people” in Albania on Sunday, despite alleged security threats, a Vatican spokesman said yesterday (video).

The Pope has received invitations to visit both Georgia and Spain.

Next month’s family synod is unlikely to result in a change in Church teaching on Communion for the remarried, Vatican Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has said.

Bishop William Shomali says he longs for a new “Rabin who could really make peace” between Israelis and Palestinians.

Sandro Magister says it’s “by no means established” that the concept of a Pope Emeritus “has any real foundation“.

And Joseph Shaw considers what it really means to call someone a Jansenist.

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


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