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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on September 22, 2017.

eNewsletter Subject: Toward a better pastoral vision

Today I decided to take up the frequent misuse of the term “pastoral” to justify downplaying unpopular teaching of Christ and His Church. See: The pastoral imperative—and when it becomes a sin.

Some of the grist for my mill came from earlier commentaries by Phil Lawler. For example: