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+Cupich on HHS Mandate

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Bishop Blase Cupich has posted the text of a letter he wrote to those who work in catholic ministries that might be effected by the HHS mandate. Unlike Bishop Robert Lynch's recent statement, Bishop Cupich wrote directly to those workers who, understandably, might be worried that the ministries where they work could be closed down or that their access to health insurance might be cut-off.  The money quote:

Why I came to love Benedict XVI

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Some leaders know which moments or decisions in their lives will lead all biographies of their lives. Winston Churchill knew that his leadership during World War II would be the central theme of all future historians looking at his life. John F. Kennedy understood that his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis would define his role in the history books: If he messed that up, nothing else would matter.

Berkowitz: My Fav Conservative

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The Washington Post has an interview with Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution, on his new about about the future of conservatism in America. Berkowitz is, as I have noted before, one of the three smartest people I have ever met. I will be getting a copy of his new book at a book party Wednesday night and look forward to reading and reviewing it here at Distinctly Catholic.  The interview in the Post shows why this book is a must-read for anyone interested in politics.

Note to Readers

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For reasons known but to God and the electric company, we have lost power at my house. I ran to the neighborhood market, which has wifi, to write and send in an article to The New Republic on the Pope's resignation. That should be posted soon. Heading back to the house now to see if the power is back on. Not a good day to lose power. I apologize for the lack of further posts so far.

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