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Lumen Fidei, Light of Faith

First appeared on 07/05/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

There is no need to pretend that today's message will try to go far beyond Pope Francis' first encyclical. It is a great gift to the Church, fairly short, and quite accessible: We should all read it carefully and prayerfully.

Our news story is here: Pope Francis' 1st encyclical released (with link to full text).

My attempt to whet your appetite is here, also with a link to the full text: Lumen Fidei, The Light of Faith.

Since a great many of our readers are now enjoying the long weekend celebrating America's birth as a nation, it is only appropriate that I also offer a reflection appropriate to the occasion. See my On the Culture essay, Patriotism, Tempered and Pure.... [more content for subscribers]

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