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Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/10/19

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The Amazon synod is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy, Cardinal Seán O’Malley has said (Fr Luke Hansen SJ, Robert Royal).

The Holy Spirit is “working overtime” at the synod, Cardinal Kevin Farrell has said.

A priest has been kidnapped and murdered in Embu County, Kenya.

There is a “strong fear” among Iraqi Christians that ISIS will return, Baghdad auxiliary Bishop Basil Yaldo has said.

Gonzaga Law School has opened an immigration clinic with Catholic Charities.

Rowan Williams praises St John Henry Newman’s “unflinching self-scrutiny”.

And Fr Paul Scalia reviews Cardinal Sarah’s “piercing, powerful and, at times, unsettling” new book.

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