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Ken Briggs writes about religion in search of itself in the throes of turmoil.
Roundtable: Decades ago, gambling was mostly occasional. Now it's a wrap-around, consuming pursuit for a much greater audience, a force that helps instill a strain of individualism without empathy.
Roundtable: Francis is a creative presence who responds to people with mixed loyalties, with priorities that don't quite fit together, and can project support for all those needing to see their ambivalence and accept it.
Roundtable: For those who care about the minds and hearts of Trump backers or look to change their votes, there are likely larger, more pervasive issues of wounded self-respect in the shadows.
Roundtable: The recent University of Notre Dame survey about abortion implies that their subjects' discomfort with abortion might be a wedge issue. But this looks like a refill of a failed cure.
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