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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/08/18

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered for the Angelus (AP)

In Holy Communion “we receive the very life of God”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

An archbishop has appealed for help after “unprecedented” flooding in Kerala.

The clerical abuse crisis has cost the US Church more than $3 billion.

An American bishop has said it is “time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church”.

John Allen reports that “plenty of Irish Catholics remain excited and upbeat” about this week’s papal visit.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Joe Cunningham, Katrina Fernandez, Ramesh Ponnuru, Emily Reimer-Barry, Kathleen Sprows Cummings and Andrew Sullivan comment on the abuse crisis.

And Fr Joseph Fessio celebrates 40 years of Ignatius Press.

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