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eNewsletter Subject: Signs of Grace

Do you know what happened to the Communist puppet in Poland, General Wojciech Jaruzelski, before he died? See Phil Lawler's City Gates piece: A happy epilogue for the Cold War.

Phil is also happy about the humility of the bishops of the Philippines, especially as compared with some others. See The limits of episcopal expertise.

Another sign of grace in our time is the ongoing resistance to the HHS mandate in the United States. But I have serious questions about the legal strategy, and I'm not the only one: Exemptions to the HHS Mandate? Exchanging “beliefs” for reality is too high a price.

I also skimmed through John Allen's guide to the Catholic Church today. My brief review explains why we refer to Allen now and then—and why we can only expect so much when we do....

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