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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on March 17, 2017.

eNewsletter Subject: Struggling with the saints

I was sad to see that L'Osservatore Romano has published another attack on the integrity of those who are confused by the way Pope Francis is handling marriage, divorce, annulment and Communion.

Now we are being accused of dissent! I believe it is time to remind everyone of what lies at the heart of the problem: Let’s get this straight: Concern about Pope Francis is not rooted in dissent, but in dismay.

But I was very pleased with the clarifications concerning mercy, and the challenge set before us, by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza. See Understanding Mercy—with pointers from the Apostolic Penitentiary.

Between now and five years ago, Phil Lawler has been entertaining a range of ideas about today, which is St. Patrick's Day. See:

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