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MSW Gets An Imprimatur (sort of)

On Sunday, one of the priests at my parish showed me a printed copy of Cardinal Donald Wuerl's thoughtful, yet forceful, letter on the conscience exemption issue. As a parishioner at the Cathedral of St. Matthew who, consequently, gets to hear Cardinal Wuerl preach with some frequency, I was unsurprised that his letter so clearly set out the issues involved, why they matter, and called for responsible political action on the part of the faithful.

Then, I received an emailed copy of the letter last night and was delightfully surprised to find that the electronic version includes links, including a link to my "J'Accuse" post the day after the HHS decision was announced. Getting linked to by one's ordinary is not exactly the same thing as an imprimatur, but I was delighted nonetheless.

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