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Luke 4 & CCHD


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19.


Pope Francis on Pelagians, Gnostics and the CDF


Yesterday, an unofficial transcript of a discussion the Holy Father had with six religious men and women from Latin America, the leadership of the Religious Confederation of Latin America and the Caribbean (CLAR), was published. The Holy See’s spokesman offered “no comment” on the transcript which is to say it was reasonably accurate.


Don't Conflate Scandals


Over at The New Republic, Robert Chesney and Benjamin Wittes note the important differences between the Post's "leaks" story and the Guardian's and why we shouldn't be surprised by the first but that the second actually discloses something new. This is very complicated stuff, and I have not yet opined on it while I seek to learn more. But one thing is already clear as day to me: Mr. Edward Snowden should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


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July 14-27, 2017