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Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/08/18

Cardinal O’Malley has spoken out about guns, gay marriage... and lederhosen (Getty)

Cardinal Seán O’Malley will not attend next week’s World Meeting of Families.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to “kick” the country’s bishops.

The World Meeting of Families will be a “crossroads moment” for the Irish Church, a bishop has said.

Sohrab Ahmari, Matthew Bunson, Michael Brendan Dougherty, RR Reno, Washington Post and George Weigel comment on the Pennsylvania grand jury report.

Paul Baumann asks “why so-called liberal Catholics want to embrace change by papal fiat”.

Harriet Sherwood previews the papal visit to Ireland.

And Gregory DiPippo shares the history of the little-known “Chinese biretta”.

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