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Catholic Perception in a Fallen World
First appeared on 03/30/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.
In the aftermath of the Pope's visit to Cuba, we will begin to see the slow emergence of the fruits. Some have questioned whether the Vatican gave up too much in the negotiations which made the trip possible. But that remains to be seen. Phil Lawler explains in The Pope in Cuba: too many concessions to the Castro regime?
Pope Benedict himself left no doubt that he had a vital message to convey. In On the Culture, I analyze the significance of his key address in Havana: The Pope to Cuba: Christ Alone Can Set Us Free.
From tyranny to organ transplants, moral dilemmas abound. National Public Radio recently highlighted one side of the organ transplant issue. But Phil Lawler believes deeper questions need to be answered. See Ethical questions about organ transplants.
Americans will find an interesting shift taking place in how our bishops handle their conflicts with public figures. It almost seems like the death of Senator Edward Kennedy marked the end of the old untouchable power network. It would never have happened to Ted, but his widow has had her invitation withdrawn to be a commencement speaker at a Catholic college.... [more content for subscribers]