Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/06/14

A 2007 photo of Mexican Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes (CNS)

Classic Liberation Theology “is very archaic, if not already dead“, CELAM president Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes has said.

Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo has urged Christians to “assume responsibility” for the suffering of Syrians.

Ideological clashes are encouraging “the balkanisation of American Catholics“, Archbishop Joseph Tobin has said.

Adam DeVille considers whether Catholics and Orthodox Christians will be reunited by 2054.

Mark Judge laments the demise of the Catholic public intellectual.

Stratford Caldecott ponders the mystery of death.

And Gregory Pine OP suggests that “many ‘so-called Distributists’ are hypocrites“.

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