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A Cornucopia of Conundrums?

First appeared on 08/28/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Perhaps this is one of those times when CatholicCulture.org's resources tend to highlight the many questions we face which have no easy answers. For example, what are pro-lifers to think of Mitt Romney? Peter Mirus considers this in A Mostly Pro-Life Romney? Pro-lifers Do a Body Count.

Then there's the growing tension between the widespread accessibility of health records and health privacy. In a recent essay for the Population Research Institute, Steven Mosher and Jennifer Kimball Watson argue that We Have an Absolute Right to Health Privacy, but We Must Fight for It.

Another growing problem is the breakdown of confidence in our financial sector. There is an excellent long-term solution, but it is seldom in view. It does seem, though, that both London's Financial Times and Pope Benedict XVI are now on the same page. See my brief treatment of Public Trust and the Libor Scandal.

Or you may wish to catch up on the inescapable theological complexities of Catholic-Jewish relations. A recent address by the head of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Cardinal Curt Koch, gives a history of the question since Vatican II. The effort at mutual understanding is clear, but the theology is not: Building on “Nostra aetate”: 50 Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue.... [more content for subscribers]

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