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Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/01/20


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We are called “to allow ourselves to be transformed by the grace of the Holy Spirit”, Pope Francis said after yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

The Pope marked the first Sunday of the Word of God with Mass in St Peter’s (full text, full video).

Francis has named Uruguayan Fr Gonzalo Aemilius as his new personal secretary.

Weakening the law of celibacy would open “a wound in the mystery of the Church”, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.

Philip Kosloski recalls a holy priest who was shot dead at Mass in Denver in 1908.

Roxanne King pays tribute to Archbishop Chaput’s right-hand man.

And Dan Hitchens admires some “pretty effective, if more or less accidental, Catholic propaganda”.

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