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  • Can summit derail ‘just don’t look’ strategy on ‘Amoris’ critics?

    Can summit derail ‘just don’t look’ strategy on ‘Amoris’ critics?

    At a major Rome summit on Saturday, leaders of the opposition to Pope Francis’s document “Amoris Laetitia” insisted “we cannot be ignored,” but it’s not clear they jarred Pope Francis out of his “Just don’t look!” strategy.

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  • On the death of a bishop and truths about “the bishops”

    On the death of a bishop and truths about “the bishops”

    The August 3 death of Bishop Giovanni Benedetti, who led the Diocese of Foligno in Italy from 1976 to 1992, probably won’t attract much comment anywhere outside his native region of Umbria. That’s too bad, because his life illustrates several truths about Catholic bishops that often go unacknowledged or under-appreciated.

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  • Benedict XVI calls good friend Meisner a ‘passionate shepherd’

    Benedict XVI calls good friend Meisner a ‘passionate shepherd’

    In a message read by his long-time personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI defined late Cardinal Joachim Meisner as a “pastor of souls.” Recalling their last conversation, on the eve of the prelate’s death, the German pontiff wrote that he was impressed by the cardinal’s “loosened happiness, the inner joy, and the confidence that he had found.”

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