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
- Francis' encyclical an urgent call to prevent world of 'debris, desolation and filth'
- Editorial: Churches can lead the fight against racism
- New family synod document a mixture of welcome, criticism of modern life
- Special Section: Women Today [Print only]
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by Patrick C. Beeman, Arthur Fitzmaurice NCR Today