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Conservative Gloves Coming Off


It is one thing when conservatives tie themselves in knots, arguing that Pope Francis is only echoing things said earlier by Pope Benedict or Pope John Paul II, even though those same conservatives tended to overlook those same things when Benedict and John Paul Ii said them. And, it has been fun watching prelates squirm as they try to qualify the what the pope said and did not say. Now, the gloves are coming off.

Is FBO Hiding Something?


The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Initiatives (FBO for short) has begun implementing some new rules regarding their procedures and Mark Silk, at RNS, asks what is being hidden? He thinks the White House does not want to call too much attention to the fact that the rules still permit recipients of government money to discriminate in favor of hiring co-religionists.


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July 14-27, 2017