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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/02/17

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal Walter Kasper has said he believes that the Pope approves of intercommunion in mixed marriages under certain conditions.

The Church is a “law unto itself”, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has told the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Pope Francis “in the coming weeks”, reports Christian Today.

Samurai Justo Ukon Takayama has become the first Japanese person to be proclaimed Blessed as an individual, rather than among group of martyrs.

Jason Horowitz argues that Steve Bannon and Cardinal Raymond Burke have “bonded over their shared worldview” (Phil Lawler, Terry Mattingly, Paul Moses).

Ross Douthat suggests that Martin Scorsese and Mel Gibson have “a kind of theological kinship”.

And Matthew Schmitz says The Young Pope “captures one of the least-noticed conflicts in the Church today”.

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