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Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/07/19

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz (Photo: CNS)

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Many abuse accusations against priests are false, Vatican Cardinal João Braz de Aviz has said during a trip to Paraguay (Spanish report, French report).

A teacher is suing a Catholic school after her contract was not renewed because of a Facebook post supporting abortion.

The Canadian Mgr Carl Reid will be installed as the new head of Australia’s ordinariate on August 27.

Lekan Oguntoyinbo says African priests are “becoming an important part of the fabric of the Catholic church in America”.

Bishop Robert Barron argues that the “Vatican II vision of the universal call to holiness” is the key to resolving the abuse crisis.

Eve Fairbanks asks why the number of young women considering religious life is “substantially increasing”.

And Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington will now be powered by solar energy.

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