Links for 09/08/15

At CNN, John Gehring on Pope Francis, who may be the best thing to happen to organized labor in years. 

At The New Yorker, Alexander Stille writes about Pope Francis and his battles with curial intransigence. Stille gets some things wrong, but the question everyone is asking about the article is: Who is the cardinal with so many self-portraits adorning his apartment? 

Yes, yes, we all want to find some common ground on abortion. Then you come across an article like this one by Erin Matson and you realize the enormity of the task. Shrill nonsense. 

Here is a video of the new rector at Mundelein, Fr. John Kartje, preaching at a prayer service on the day of prayer for the care for creation. The guy is not only a rocket scientist, he is a rock star:

 


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