Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/10/14

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako, centre, at the family synod (CNS)

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has suspended 10 priests after they failed to meet a deadline to return to Iraq (decree).

The debate on Communion for the remarried has taken “the focus away from the real, important challenges” facing the family, Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.

Cardinal Walter Kasper has described the voting on the final synod report as “totally weird” (original text).

Philip Jenkins argues that “the Catholic future is Filipino“.

George Weigel suggests that St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body was “systematically excluded” from the synod’s deliberations.

Fr Raymond de Souza argues that the synod “turned inside out the Holy Father’s preference for the peripheries rather than the centre“.

And Sister Cristina Scuccia’s cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” has already notched up more than a million views on YouTube (video).

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