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Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/02/17

Cardinal John Tong has written a 4,000-word overview of the possible Vatican-China deal (AP)

The Holy See and China have reached “a preliminary consensus” on bishops’ appointments, Cardinal John Tong has said (full text).

Cardinal George Pell’s spokesman has accused the Greens party of pursuing an “anti-religion agenda” after it urged the cardinal to return to Australia to assist police.

A bishop in South Sudan has criticised the government’s “silence” over the murder of Sister Veronika Racková.

George Weigel argues that the preparatory document for the 2018 synod “comprehensively ignores” St John Paul II.

Fr Michael Ryan and Nicholas Senz discuss the Pope’s decision to review Liturgiam Authenticam.

Fr John Hunwicke, Peter Kwasniewski, Fr Albert Marcello, Fr Peter Stravinskas and Fr John Zuhlsdorf debate whether the Novus Ordo can enrich the Extraordinary Form Mass.

And Fr James Martin SJ says that at times Dorothy Day was a poor parent.

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