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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/09/13

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Blessed John Henry Newman (Photo: CNS)

Catholic liberals keep trying to claim Newman as one of themselves, by quoting him out of context: but he was a dedicated scourge of liberalism

Prof Eamon Duffy, an honorary fellow, said in a resignation letter that the university’s Catholic ethos had gone ‘badly amiss’

The statue of St Peter in St Peter’s Square: Gregory VII pushed his vision of an aggressively proactive papacy to its ultimate conclusions  (Photo: CNS)

An extract from Eamon Duffy’s new book, Ten Popes Who Shook the World

Graham Greene, right, and French Catholic writer Francois Mauriac are shown before a conference at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, in 1948. It was attended by 3,000 people (PA photo)

If so, this is bad news for the Church

A police officer waits outside the offices of the Archdiocese of Mechelen in Mechelen, Belgium, in June (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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