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Editorial: Extremist attitudes on abortion get us nowhere

We say: State legislatures have busied themselves enacting laws to either restrict abortion rights or expand them, with extreme results in New York and Alabama. There is a reasonable compromise. 

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Editorial: Zero tolerance for Farrakhan's anti-Semitism

We say: There's no rationale at all for inviting hate speech into our sanctuaries. Fr. Michael Pfleger went over the edge into ugly territory when he handed over St. Sabina's sanctuary to his longtime friend, Minister Louis Farrakhan, who unleashed — unchallenged — a hateful invective against Jews.

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Editorial: George Weigel, wrong then, wrong now

NCR Editorial: Weigel's discredited narrative about the causes of the scandal and his illusory ideas on dealing with it do a great disservice to the Catholic faithful in this moment when so much of the church is finally squaring up to the awful truth.

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Bannon's emerging anti-Francis movement threatens church unity

We say: Former White House advisor Steve Bannon is setting his providential magic on the Vatican, taking a shot at the pope, with the help of wealthy American and European friends. His populist nationalism remains an uneasy concept to fit into a Catholic framework

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