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Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/10/15

Pope Francis poses for a photo with a group of nuns after his weekly general audience (AP)

The Church must examine “to what extent she is living as the family of God”, Pope Francis said at his general audience today (full text, full English text, full video).

California’s decision to legalise assisted suicide is “a great tragedy for human life”, Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said.

A Catholic agency in Australia has said it may stop offering adoption services if it is required to place children with same-sex couples.

The Catholic News Agency has published an unofficial English translation of Cardinal Péter Erdő’s introductory synod address.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Fr Stan Chu Ilo, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Phil Lawler, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Rorate Caeli, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Fr John Zuhlsdorf comment on the synod.

Archpriest John Jillions reflects on what Orthodox Christians can learn from Pope Francis.

And Brantly Millegan explores the Catholic chapel inside France’s oldest tree.

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