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Oddities of the Church in America

First appeared on 04/30/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Two strange news stories leave us scratching our heads about the Church in the United States. First the Archdiocese of Newark, after all of the Church's experience with the fallout from sexual abuse, is standing by Father Michael Fugee under bizarre circumstances. Talk about a test case for Pope Francis!

Second, in a very peculiar administrative move, the USCCB has established the position of spokesperson for the President of the Conference, and filled it with a militantly Catholic attorney who has worked on religious freedom issues and was formerly active in conservative politics. We can applaud the choice, but we still wonder what such an unusual and short-term appointment means.

Also in America, President Obama seems to have let the cat out of the bag concerning his motivation for mandating universal health care. See Phil Lawler's commentary: Was abortion always the motivating factor behind Obamacare?

Pope Francis continues his very direct style of preaching. Two consistent themes seem to be: 1. Trust completely in God; and then, 2. Live the Christian mission. Period. Here are some recent homilies and addresses:... [more content for subscribers]

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