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eNewsletter Subject: Transcending the need to apologize?

This week I felt compelled to write a critique of the Church's recently-acquired habit of apologizing for alleged past sins. See Curmudgeon’s Corner: The case against Catholic apologies.

Of course, one way to “transcend the need to apologize” is not offer an apology when we have no reason to do so.

But sometimes we “transcend” by failing to express sorrow for genuine sin. Take Fr. James Martin, who has yet to apologize for his constant harassment of Catholics who oppose homosexuality, gender ideology, and gay marriage.

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