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eNewsletter Subject: Going bump in the night?

With Halloween in the offing, Jennifer Gregory Miller has dusted off her deservedly famous column from 2015, Halloween is for Catholics. It's not about evil spirits and other horrors.

But I think the condition of the Church can also lead us to ponder things that go bump in the night. Phil Lawler posted a fine commentary yesterday on The crisis of pastoral leadership.

There are also a few dubiously bumpy things in his latest, and very funny, Quick Hits: AP’s hidden assumptions, a canonical mismatch, Spinoza’s excommunication.

I am sorry to say that I heard a new Catholic conspiracy theory this week. Nothing goes bump in the night like one of these: On the lunatic fringe, Francis is not the Pope.

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