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New Oxford Notes: April 2008

Haste & Heroism

In his revision of the Good Friday prayer for the Jews, Pope Benedict didn't compromise the call to "preach the gospel to every creature."

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For Fear of the Jews

Nobody would ever mistake the timid troupe that makes up the majority of Catholic bishops for radical imams who issue fatwas.

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Nothing Distinctive About the Church

The U.S. bishops are relieved that the Church's record on the sexual abuse of minors is no worse than that of our society as a whole.

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The Pastoral Problem of Priests in Prison

"Ordinary" criminals -- murderers and thieves -- still retain a sense of moral outrage against the hideous evil of child sexual abuse.

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