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  • Is Pope Francis really taking sides in 2016?

    I was interviewed Friday by an Italian news agency, in conjunction with Bernie Sanders’ speech that day at a Vatican conference on economic justice. The main question was, “Do Americans think Pope Francis is taking sides in the 2016 election?” For the record, this was before news broke that Sanders

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  • Four more footnotes to Francis' family manifesto

    Four more footnotes to Francis' family manifesto

    To be sure, there’s plenty of text in Pope Francis’ sweeping new document on the family, titled Amoris Laetitia, which was released by the Vatican on Friday. It runs to 60,000 words and 264 pages in the English version, making it a whopper. Yet from a news point of view,

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  • Pope’s big call on Communion may mean little on the ground

    Pope’s big call on Communion may mean little on the ground

    ROME – Formally speaking, Vatican documents are categorized according to their ecclesiastical genre. An “encyclical”, for instance, is a developed form of papal teaching, an “instruction” generally explains or amplifies another document that has legislative force, a “motu proprio” is a legal decree under the pope’s authority, and so on.

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