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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on June 13, 2013.

eNewsletter Subject: Recognizing Our Guilt is Healthy

Since I'll be out of town tomorrow, I'm sending my usual Friday Insights message today. It has a primarily spiritual focus.

This week our correspondence revealed a good deal of confusion about how to assess other religions. The answer to that is readily available in Church documents. I explain in: What should our attitude toward other religions be, anyway?

Even deeper than that question is the problem of our own complacency as Catholics. I think there are few of us who avoid this, one way or another. I found a recent sermon by Pope Francis helpful, so I commend it to you in Assessing Our Own Guilt.

Speaking of Pope Francis, he recently received students from Jesuit schools in Italy and Albania, and after his prepared remarks, he decided to take questions. These sessions are always fascinating, and the title represents only one aspect: Poverty in the World is a Scandal....

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