Letters | History vs. Tradition, the Meaning of Marriage

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Terror Of History

Nicholas Clifford’s piece “Historical Amnesia” (September 27), taking its cue from John Noonan’s A Church That Can and Cannot Change (1993) and Dennis O’Brien’s bon mot—that the church has a strong sense of tradition but no sense of history—is very much to the point. I commend him for focusing attention on a crucial issue at the heart of our current Catholic discontent....

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