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Engaging the World Requires Trust in God

First appeared on 04/12/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

During the course of the week, our news director Phil Lawler had occasion to observe that Pope Francis keeps saying striking things that he is bound to report, and that there seems to be a “Pope Francis Effect”—longer lines for Confession.

In the same vein, I'd like to call your attention to the Pope's homily for Divine Mercy Sunday: Never Lose Trust in the Patience and Mercy of God.

Speaking of patience, how long will we have to endure retired bishop Thomas Gumbleton's denigration of Catholic teaching? A scandal while in office, Gumbleton continues a scandal to this day. He has now deliberately contradicted the current Archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, on reception of communion by those who promote gay marriage.

While Bishop Gumbleton was not the inspiration for Wednesday's On the Culture column, I believe my remarks apply perfectly. Like so many Catholics who put their own feelings ahead of Divine Revelation, this man simply no longer understands that The Difference between Love and Hate is Truth.... [more content for subscribers]

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