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Links for 10/09/15


At CNS, a report on the visit by Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to meet with administration and congressional leaders. There is a lot of movement on the issue of Puerto Rico's debt crisis, but so far, no concrete action. The religious leaders on the island are united in an effort to prevent austerity measures that would disproportionately harm the poor.

The Synod, Viewed From the Right


Last Monday night, I began writing my rebuttal to a post at First Things which, among other things, alleged that the synod was essentially rigged, a charge also made by Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register. The next morning, lo and behold, the Holy Father made a rare intervention in the synod, denouncing a “hermeneutic of conspiracy,” and I posted my finished blog rebutting the conspiracy theorists. To be clear: Pope Francis and I are not in cahoots!

Links for 10/06/15


At Politico, the long, astonishingly silly, shadow of Norman Vincent Peale extends to Donald Trump. The author unaccountably leaves out the fact that NVP was a leading Nativist of his day, virulently anti-Catholic, and opposed the candidacy of John F. Kennedy on those grounds, all of which may have something to do with Trump's nativism.


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November 20-December 3, 2015


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