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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on June 13, 2014.

eNewsletter Subject: Yes means Yes; No means No.

My title comes from James 5:12. It is appropriate for many reasons, not least because Phil Lawler found today that he had to defend his reading of the lamentable testimony on sex abuse by the archbishop of St. Louis. See: The mistaken defense of Archbishop Carlson.

If Archbishop Carlson failed the transparency test in this instance, however, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin did not make the same mistake concerning marriage. Here is his statement against the latest federal assault: Statement Regarding Ruling on Marriage.

Sometimes it is hard to know what to say, of course. St. Augustine took up an instance of this in his Confessions, as I explain in: St. Augustine on our sins in the enjoyment of the Mass.

For my part, I offer several firm rules affirming family life this week in my latest In Depth Analysis. I hope you enjoy Principles of family life: A grandparent speaks....

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