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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on September 15, 2017.

eNewsletter Subject: The complexity of life in Christ

It seems it should be simple to know how to act in any situation, if we are rooted in Christ. But sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn’t.

When it is simple, we often introduce our own obstacles of obscurity. Phil Lawler offers examples in Wednesday's column on trends in the news: Responding to Magnum Principium, to anti-Catholicism, to the Belgian brothers’ defiance.

He introduces a fourth example in response to a new Australian study on the causes of clerical sex abuse: If celibacy is the cause, why do non-celibates have the problem?

With the exception of liturgical issues, which are genuinely complex, these issues should not confuse true sons and daughters of the Church.


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