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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/10/14

Cardinal Pell arrives for a session of the family synod (AP)

Catholics “believe in the development of doctrine, but not doctrinal backflips”, Cardinal George Pell said at a panel discussion in Rome last night.

Pope Francis is “following the line of his predecessors” on marriage, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has told an Italian magazine (original text).

Fr Dwight Longenecker, Edward Pentin, Rorate Caeli and Michael Sean Winters reflect on the family synod.

Commonweal celebrates 90 years of promoting the “two faiths” of democracy and Catholic truth.

Royal chaplain Paul Avis says the debate about Vatican II is “vitally important to Anglicans“.

Russell Shaw suggests Paul VI’s sanctity was forged in the “last, difficult decade” of his life.

And bookies have Pope Francis as a 5-2 favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow.

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