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At America magazine, Bishop Robert McElroy analyzes the attacks on Jesuit Fr. Jim Martin and the cancer in the church that they expose. As we have come to expect, McElroy’s commentary marks him as one of the most articulate and compassionate members of the U.S. hierarchy.
In The Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin on what she calls “the weirdest U.N. speech ever.” Did somebody pass President Donald Trump a short version of Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees?
In the New York Post, a look back at the day the steel mills began to close and what happens when the only thing that matters is the interest of the shareholders rather than the stakeholders. The money quote:
“No one never calculated the cultural tragedy as part of the equation either,” Steinbeck said. “They didn’t just dismantle the old mills, they dismantled the societal fabric of what made Youngstown Youngstown.”
[Michael Sean Winters covers the nexus of religion and politics for NCR.]
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