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Readers who have not done so will want to read George Weigel’s “On the Square” article, Storm Clouds in Ukraine . He offers a provocative take on a matter that is both of some political importance to the security and stability of Europe, western and eastern, and of some interest as a test of the ability of such nations to live with religious pluralism.

While you’re at it, you may want to check out the discussions of Father Edward Oakes’ Atheism’s Just So Stories , Michael Liccione’s Excommunicating Intentions , and Elizabeth Scalia’s Dwelling in the Possibilities of a “Win-Win” . They all seem to have wound down (though these discussions sometimes revive themselves) but the last entries in each offer some good material for thought.

And tomorrow we will have the Archbishop of Denver, Charles Chaput, a man beloved of devout Catholics everywhere, on the problems with suing the Church. His previous “On the Square” articles include The Captivity of “Catholic” Witness , Catholics, Health Care, and the Senate’s Bad Bill , and The Prince of This World and the Evangelization of Culture .

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