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The Mormons strike precisely the right balance on LGBT rights: guarantee the rights of all, the rights of gay people to avoid discrimination and the rights of religious people to practice their own religion and live according to their own values. There will always be a grey area in which the rights collide and the courts will be called in to evaluate which burden is the heavier and more worthy of relief. But, at least the Mormons are trying to change the discussion down a less contentious and ugly path.

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Some people invest their money to make more money. Others, to buy the kind of government they want. Politico has the story on the Koch Brothers' plan to spend $889 million on tyhe 2016 elections. I eagerly await the articles from my friends concerned about crony capitalism, condemning this brazen effort to abuse the right to free speech. The Koch Brothers are to campaign spending what Charlie Hebdo is to satire. 

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The Holy Father's sermon this morning reminded us that God never tires of forgiving us our sins. He does more than remind us, he emphasizes how easy it is to lull ourselves into thinking that God must be tired of forgiving us, an easy and lame excuse for avoiding confession. And, the Holy Father encourages us all to go to confession, not in a mechanical way, but so that we can encounter "God, the Father of mercies." Lent is almost upon.

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