Regular readers will know that I am not usually a fan of Ross Douthat, but his column on the challenge Pope Francis poses to liberal Catholics is spot-on. It is not easy to stand up to the rest of our progressive allies on a neuralgic issue like abortion, but if we don't, why should we be surprised if we are dismissed as mere fellow travelers?
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In This Issue
- Editorial: Sisters deserve an apology for apostolic visitation
- Social justice folks size up new Congress
- Parolin: Francis' choice of cardinals reflects 'an opening of heart and mind'
- Preview this issue's Special Section: Volunteers
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