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Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/07/16

Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (AP)

The Church “really should be afraid” of Islam, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said in a new book-length interview (David Gibson).

Today’s new liturgical feast of St Mary Magdalene underlines our need to “recover the primacy of God”, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said (full text, Bishop Javier Echevarria, Joanne McPortland).

US bishops’ conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has urged dioceses to observe “a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities” on September 9.

Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai has visited a town on the Lebanon-Syria border targeted by eight suicide bombers last month.

Rocco Buttiglione argues that there’s no contradiction between Familiaris Consortio and Amoris Laetitia.

Fr John F Baldovin SJ says that ad orientem Masses “would be a profound signal that the forward steps the Church took in Vatican II are in question”.

And Paul Senz reports on the Evangelical seminary that is turning out Catholic converts.

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