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Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/10/19


A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis urged Catholics to spread the Gospel with “new enthusiasm” at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Martyr Fr Alfredo Cremonesi was beatified on Saturday.

A controversial carved image of a pregnant woman was present at a Way of the Cross in Rome on Saturday.

Fr Dwight Longenecker compares Pachamama and the Pietà.

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn says he was surprised that the “permanent diaconate is not so much present in Amazonia, while there is much discussion about the viri probati”.

Katy Bagley explains how “dedicating 45 minutes a week to be with the Blessed Sacrament has changed my life”.

And the Czech Republic’s “Church of Bones” is enforcing a selfie ban.

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