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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/05/18

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life (CNS)

The new Vatican “super-dicastery” for Laity, Family and Life has published its statutes.

The Irish “do not want” a liberal abortion regime, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said.

Amber Athey, Eloise Blondiau, Justin Sean Coyle, Ned Donovan, Ross Douthat, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Noelle Mering, Piers Morgan, Matthew Schmitz and Rachel Syme comment on the Met gala.

Austen Ivereigh says an “obscure five-page” document explains the Pope’s approach to Chile’s abuse crisis.

Sandro Magister previews a “never-before-published text” by Benedict XVI.

Andrea Gagliarducci suggests that Magnum Principium will lead to an “increase in Masses celebrated in regional languages”.

And Shaun McAfee explores the hidden Catholic themes in five classic films.

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