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What? A papal tweet without a furor?!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | May 01, 2014

The Pope’s Twitter message for today is:

I ask everyone with political responsibility to remember two things: human dignity and the common good.

Thus far I haven’t seen anyone, on the Catholic right or left, claiming that this is a radical departure from traditional Church teaching. But it’s still early in the day.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: bruno.cicconi7491 - May. 02, 2014 12:05 PM ET USA

    I can't see anything wrong with it. Doesn't the Church traditionally uphold human dignity and common good?