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The Burke-Wuerl Difference

Kudos to Rocco Palmo for linking to a story he did years ago about the different approaches to church leadership evidenced by Cardinals Burke and Wuerl. The money quote:

For bishops, "there are two different approaches'' to bring Catholic politicians in line with Church teaching. "One is the pastoral, teaching mode, and the other is the canonical approach'' – the legal approach, in other words.

He doesn't think it's a very close call: "I have yet to see where the canonical approach has changed anyone's heart.''

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