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Revealing News, and Revealing Christ

First appeared on 05/24/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Sometimes news stories reveal more than they say. Consider our story about the tribute paid by Cardinal McCarrick and Joe Biden to Fr. Theodore Hesburgh. Nothing could more clearly indicate the end of an era in which Catholic leaders tried to extend their influence by adopting secular values.

The once powerful but ever-compromising Hesburgh is 96; McCarrick will turn 83 in two months; Biden is 70. Think about it.

This connects perfectly with Russell Shaw's new book on the decline of the Church in the United States. See my review and a broader analysis of the same situation throughout the West in The Rise and Fall of the (American?) Church.

Then there's our story on the new Texas law authorizing Nativity scenes and the use of the phrase "Merry Christmas" in schools. I suspect the Texans mean well, but you know you're in trouble when Big Brother not only thinks it must spell these things out, but is actually permitted to.... [more content for subscribers]

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