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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on December 16, 2011.

eNewsletter Subject: A Catholic View of Immigration

Phil Lawler's recent comments on an episcopal statement on immigration drew a strong response, though it was often misunderstood. Today Phil begins a deeper discussion of this important issue: How Catholics might advance the debate on immigration.

Given the propensity of our political parties to avoid voter backlash, immigration is one of many sensitive issues which may not be effectively addressed for a long time. To make any progress at all, I believe we are going to need a much more realistic attitude toward the social order. See my latest In Depth Analysis: Toward a Realistic View of Society.

I recently noticed that St. Thomas More had some words of wisdom on realism in politics as well: Political Counsel from St. Thomas More.

Turning to the Church, several important news stories caught my eye this week:...

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