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EU and UK flags fly above the European Commission offices in Westminster (PA)

St Augustine warned 1,500 years ago that false supranational unity is a structure of sin. The EU has proved him right

A 19th-century view: the saintly Olaf

Sins of the saints

Augustine was not the only saint to have ‘once been a great sinner’. Beyond the hagiographies many lived lives of great scandal

Pope Francis (AP)

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Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Into the space created by secularism will flood some other not necessarily benign ideology

US Army soldiers mark a landing zone north of Baghdad with green smoke

Modern military leaders ignore the insights of Augustine and Aquinas at their peril

Pope Francis greets the faithful outside the Basilica of Sant'Agostino (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/08/13

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The Vatican's 'foreign minister' Archbishop Dominique Mamberti (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/09/12

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Archbishop-elect Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/08/12

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