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The Politicization of Doctrine is a Blunder

  By Charlie Johnston In the early half of the 17th Century, the Catholic Church got deeply involved in scientific debates about heliocentrism (whether the sun revolves around the earth or vice versa). The Church formally banned the books by … Continue reading

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A Better Interpretation of the Pope on War

(I think the Pope’s comments on war may have been far more canny than I first realized. He probably was NOT ignoring the role of ISIS and Islamic fundamentalism in the terrors that now beset the world, but offering a … Continue reading

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