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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on September 17, 2013.

eNewsletter Subject: Everything Under the Sun

What we have come to call “Catholic” news is fascinating this week, touching so many things. For example:

But, oh, let's take just one more. The prominent dissident (yes, heretical) Sister Margaret Farley has publicly announced that Pope Francis seems teachable. But the Catholic question is whether Sister Farley is teachable, especially by the Magisterium of the Church.

All of which goes to show that there is a vast difference between our own efforts to change the world and the Master's work. Today I reflect on that difference in On the Culture, not least as it relates to myself: There’s our work and then there’s Christ’s: Spinning Straw into Gold.

Checking into our library, we've just added a helpful 2008 article which shows how a proper translation of Humanae Vitae can help us make the right decisions about spacing births and family size: Grave Motives for a Good Translation....

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