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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on March 3, 2017.

eNewsletter Subject: Food for thought in Lent

OK, maybe the word food shouldn't be stressed during this season!

This Lent is likely to be penitential in two ways: Somehow we must turn increasingly bad news about the leadership of the Church into an opportunity for self-sacrifice leading to greater union with God.

This is not easy. Phil Lawler offers his own perspective on This Disastrous Papacy. And he is absolutely correct in urging that the most effective intervention we can undertake is prayer.

Prayer is ideal because it bears fruit even if we are wrong in our assessment of the Church's problems. Especially when criticizing a pope, that possibility is impossible to ignore.

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