The opening sentence of this report from Vatican Radio, about the Holy Father's words to a group of Japanese students, says it all: "Peace cannot be built without dialogue founded on meekness." A learned and wise friend sent me the link and suggested the headline could have been: "USCCB, Stick a Fork In It; The Culture Warrior Model is Dead." Certainly, the "Fortnight Freedom" was not precisely an exercise in meekness.
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- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
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by Joshua J. McElwee NCR Today