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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/08/17

The national congress of Vietnam's Communist Party in Hanoi (Getty)

The Vietnamese government must respect religious freedom, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli has said.

Cardinal Raymond Burke has discussed the “formal correction” of Pope Francis in a new interview (Fr John Zuhlsdorf).

The Knights of Columbus have urged members unhappy with the new uniform to “put the good of the order before any personal preference”.

Joseph Pearce reflects on Charlottesville and his own white supremacist past (John Gehring).

Michael Rezendes says that the children of Catholic priests “form an invisible legion of secrecy and neglect”.

Fr Victor Feltes thinks that next week’s eclipse probably doesn’t signal the end of the world.

And Jessica McAfee recalls Mother Angelica’s response to a prank caller.

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