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14 February 2018

A bold lesson in how to lead


Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is a man of the same mind as Pope Francis, as he made abundantly clear in his 2018 Von Hügel Lecture at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, last week. But there is a resemblance nearer to home – with his predecessor-but-one as Archbishop of Chicago, the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. In an effort to overcome the sharp antagonism between the “pro-life” and “pro-choice” approaches to abortion, a divide that runs inside as well as outside the Catholic community in the United States, Cardinal Bernardin promoted the idea of a “seamless robe” of connected “life” issues, linking abortion to health care, infant mortality, poverty and the status of women.


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