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Pope Still Catholic
Pope Still Catholic
Catholic Church Reaffirms Doctrine, Media Swoons

A provisional draft report from the Catholic Church’s ongoing Synod of Bishops has exploded in the news for apparent tonal shifts in its treatment of cohabiting couples, the remarried, and gay and lesbian relationships. But these shifts only reflect the current reality of Catholic practice on the parish level, and promise no changes in Church doctrine.

Pope Still Catholic
Pope Appoints New US Bishop, Media Reaffirms Its Biases

Pope Francis has replaced Francis Cardinal George of Chicago with a new Bishop thought by many to be more “liberal” than his predecessor. But the reality may be considerably more complicated than the media’s honeymoon with Francis would suggest.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

The Philippine pivot to China is just the latest consequence of Obama’s feckless foreign policy.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

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