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eNewsletter Subject: Time to take a break?

It was something of a shock to see Pope Francis continue his advocacy against capital punishment by throwing all prior Church teaching under the bus.

See: Pope sharpens attack on death penalty, a ‘state crime’.

I deal with this in today’s commentary: Crime and punishment: A papal bull in the Church’s china shop.

In more bad news, Cardinal George Pell was found guilty of sexual abuse. But it would not be the first time a prelate was wrongfully convicted in Australia.


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