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Links for 11/30/16

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File this in "another attempt to undermine the pope." Fr. James Schall, SJ, at Crisis, asserts right in the beginning of his piece that "Most people do think that the pope has or soon will change Catholic doctrine on abortion and many other related issues." Most people? I do not know anyone who thinks that and I know a fair number of serious RCs. Later, he writes: "Pope Francis has had a good education as befits the Jesuit priestly tradition.

Links for 11/28/16

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At Politico, a report on the growing infiltration of the Trump administration by people drawn from the Koch Brothers network, a network that employs 1,200 people and spent three quarters of a million dollars in the last election cycle. That kind of reach would not be ignored by any incoming president, even one whom the Koch Brothers refused to support. The worry is that in search of a governing ideology, the famously peripatetic Trump may glom onto the worst ideologically driven agenda in the country. 

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