John Carr of the USCCB is one of the few people on the planet I would jump in front of a train to save. I can think of few individuals in Washington who have done more, over a longer period of time, to defend the poor and the vulnerable and to spread the Church's social teachings than he. At the USCCB media blog, he has a very intelligent essay on John Paul II and the late pontiff's defense of workers.
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In This Issue
- Editorial: What kind of reformer is Francis?
- Vatican event tackles women's equality, inclusion, ordination
- Stopping the Islamic State without making matters worse
- This issue's Special Section: Catholic Education
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