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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on June 17, 2014.

eNewsletter Subject: When Appearances Deceive

This seems to be a week for things being the opposite of what they seem, or the opposite of what they should be.

For example, the prominent American Catholic politician Nancy Pelosi has rebuked her own bishop for his stand on marriage. Phil Lawler wonders whether she will next excommunicate Archbishop Cordileone.

Also, a Ukrainian Catholic cardinal has exposed the skewed territorialism of the Russian Orthodox Church, about which I wrote last week. See my City Gates update: Catholic and Orthodox in Ukraine: The Rest of the Story.

I confess also that I had an unusual response to a European court upholding a Bishop's dismissal of a dissident ex-priest from a Catholic teaching position. You may not see my logic, but I found this correct outcome deeply troubling: Beneath a religion teacher’s dismissal, the madness of the modern world....

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