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I’m right; you’re wrong: the Spadaro-Figueroa approach

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jul 20, 2017

Marcelo Figueroa—the co-author, with Father Antonio Spadaro, of that astonishing Civilta Cattolica essay—is not dismayed the critique offered by Archbishop Charles Chaput. On the contrary, he tweets: “Esto me confirma que escribimos lo correcto.”

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If you say he’s right, that confirms he’s right.

If you say he’s wrong, that confirms he’s right, too, because if you disagree with him, that confirms you’re wrong.

This is called dialogue.

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 CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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