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Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/10/14

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay in EcĂ´ne in 2009 (CNS)

Rome and the SSPX are determined to “continue doctrinal discussions in a broader, less formal framework“, Bishop Bernard Fellay has said.

Pope Francis is “emerging as a favourite” for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, reports Ruth Gledhill.

A leading Catholic Charismatic has asked Pope Francis to “consider calling the universal Church to ‘renew the sacrament of confirmation’ every year at Pentecost“.

Bishop James Conley, Massimo Faggioli, James Harding, the National Catholic Register, the Tablet and John Thavis comment on the family synod.

Robert Delahunty identifies what he calls “the real Catholic debate” in America.

Russell Shaw “gives Paul VI his due” ahead of the pope’s beatification on October 19.

And Christina Reinwald is dazzled by a parrot apparently able to sing the Hail Mary.