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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on February 8, 2013.

eNewsletter Subject: The Compromise that Wasn't

This week the American bishops said the latest attempt by the Obama Administration to paper over the HHS Contraception/Abortion Mandate is totally unacceptable. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York announced this on behalf of the bishops, and Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia wrote an article explaining why: Making Sense of Another Ambiguous 'Compromise'.

Meanwhile, the signals from American bishops on the sex abuse front are not so clear. See Phil Lawler's important On the News commentary: Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop Myers keep the scandal alive.

Phil acknowledges, however, that there can be a lighter side to a bishop's life. I recommend his warm reminiscence of Bishop John D'Arcy.

I'm not sure there is a lighter side to government, however: See my latest complaint about employment adjudication: For the Love of Morality: Keep Government Minimal....

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