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SPECIAL REPORT: Families Separated at the Border
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: A Catholic blogosphere rising star; Pope Francis' authenticity; a takedown of Jordan Peterson and revived masculinity
Distinctly Catholic: Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation is an encouraging effort to urge all Christians on. Yet some passages appear directed at specific audiences or events in the recent life of the church.
Distinctly Catholic: Auxiliary bishop appointments, climate change questions, and the synod on young people are sure to be among the most important stories and dynamics this year.
Analysis: Even before the two synods on marriage and the family that served as the basis for "The Joy of Love," disputes were arising within the hierarchy over pastoral practice.