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Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/09/15

Pope Francis greets well-wishers in Washington DC yesterday (AP)

The Pope has made a “brief but symbolic visit” to the Sisters fighting a legal battle against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.

Attempts to “soften” Christ’s teaching on marriage are “a form of heresy”, Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah told the World Meeting of Families yesterday.

Rorate Caeli publishes an English translation of Vatican Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s recent address on “the so-called ‘German Church'”.

John Allen, John Cassidy, Joan Desmond and Rocco Palmo reflect on the Pope’s first full day in America.

Ross Douthat goes in search of the “Francis effect”.

Marshall Breger and Jack Bemporad argue that “Jews have done little in response” to the landmark Vatican II document Nostra Aetate.

And a homeless man named Charles tells Deborah Castellano Lubov he feels “so blessed” to meet Pope Francis later today.

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