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Cordileone's continuing controversy in San Francisco revolves around Catholic identity


The continuing controversy surrounding San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's attempt to emphasize Catholic teaching on sexuality in the San Francisco high schools under his control is, among other things, about how we understand Catholic identity.

In the context of our secular society, it is good and necessary for a diocesan bishop to focus on Catholic identity.

Eugene Robinson on President Obama's 'confusing war plan'


Over at the Washington Post, Eugene Robinson breaks down the "awfully fine line" that President Obama is walking with his request to Congress for war power in the fight against ISIS:

President Obama’s request to Congress for authority to use military force against the Islamic State explains his view of why to fight this war. But it doesn’t really tell us how.

Vatican: Cardinals not expected to vote on curial reform


The Catholic cardinals meeting with Pope Francis to discuss reform of the Vatican are continuing their conversations and are not expected to make any formal votes approving or disapproving changes to the church bureaucracy, the Vatican said Friday.

Speaking in a briefing with the press, spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi again indicated that the process to reform the Vatican bureaucracy may take longer than originally expected.

Study reassesses history of lynching in American South, calls for monuments and memorials


Earlier this week, a Montgomery, AL group called the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)  issued a report titled “Lynching in America."

The report is the second in a series "that examines the trajectory of American history from slavery to mass incarceration." It reassesses the number of historical lynchings in the American South, bumping the number up by more than 700.


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March 27-April 9, 2015


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