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Morning Catholic must-reads: 23/08/19

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican secretary for relations with states (CNS photo/Robert Duncan)

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The European project is faltering because of a “weakening of the sense of duty and the progressive subjectivation of rights”, Vatican Archbishop Paul Gallagher has said.

Cardinal Blase Cupich has had a “rare face-to-face meeting” with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul.

Julia Yost says this week’s Cardinal Pell ruling was hardly surprising.

Clemente Lisi suggests the Vatican “could be a major player” in determining Italy’s next prime minister.

George Neumayr encounters hostility to Pope Francis in Buenos Aires.

Fr James Keenan SJ reflects on his discussion of Jesuit casuistry with Malcolm Gladwell.

And Fr Tim Finigan asks what’s wrong with saying the rosary at Mass.

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