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Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/11/19

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the USCCB General Assembly, takes questions during a press conference at the annual US Conference of Catholic Bishops (Getty)

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The US bishops’ conference has claimed that a new book presents a “false and misleading” account of its relations with Rome (full statement, author’s response).

Chinese experts will help to restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Pope Francis has restructured several Brazilian dioceses in the wake of the Amazon synod.

Bishop Robert McElroy says the US Church is “now adrift on many levels”.

Clemente Lisi asks if the Vatican press office is “helping to push a progressive agenda”.

Andrew Willard Jones argues that “the pains that the Church is enduring today are due to the slow shedding of its integration with ­liberalism”.

And Peter Jesserer Smith charts the rise of the #iGiveCatholic campaign.

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