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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on August 17, 2012.

eNewsletter Subject: Climate Change and Moral Responsibility

To mix a metaphor, I've stuck my neck out on a limb this week, by breaking a long silence on the problem I find with most discussions of climate change: The Moral Downside of Climate Change.

This created quite a stir in my In Box, and I heard from a number of people who either thought I was scientifically illiterate or misunderstood my moral point. I'm afraid that led me to a further In Depth Analysis today: Climate Change and Moral Knowledge.

Earlier in the week I had already penned a briefer and more pleasant IDA in honor of the Assumption. Though the feast has passed, I think you'll enjoy its history, and especially some of the Scripture passages which have been cited as referring to Mary’s Assumption: The Assumption, Tradition, and a Pledge for You and Me.

There are also some interesting and heartening news stories today. First, Bishop Robert Morlino has given an extraordinarily clear explanation of the role of bishops and laity in political discussion: Wisconsin bishop praises Paul Ryan, discusses intrinsic evils, prudential judgments. ...

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