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by Michael Sean Winters

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Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap, in Ireland for the re-dedication of the basilica at Knock, gave an interview in which he took questions on the clergy sex abuse crisis, Pope Francis and the reforms, and even on Donald Trump. I am especially glad the cardinal did not duck the question on Trump. The leadership of our Church must not do anything that would legitimate his hatefulness and must call it for what it is, just as the mild-mannered and soft spoken cardinal does here.   

At Politico, a look at Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, and what that tells us about the down ballot races in a year when Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket. 

One of Trump's key lines last night was "I am your voice." He might have footnoted it. Trump's resonates with that of those horrible motivational speakers of whom the most famous was Tony Robbins and guess what? Melania is not the only one with a problem cribbing from others: 

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