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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/01/19

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The Vatican has insisted that it received no accusations of sexual abuse against Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta until a few months ago (Edward Pentin).

The scandal-hit Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has elected a new leader.

Officials in China’s Henan Province are reportedly forcing believers to replace religious imagery with images of Chairman Mao and Xi Jinping.

David French suggests that “attacks on conservative Christians” can “help animate a mass movement” in the United States (Michael Brendan Dougherty).

Andrew Sullivan argues that the Church has three options regarding “the homosexual question”.

Michael O’Loughlin recalls the “small-town Catholic nun” who confronted New York’s Aids crisis.

And Christopher Barnett says that the Catholic Daredevil “may be the humblest of comic-book superheroes”.

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