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From Fr. Austin Murphy’s fine blog, Jesus Goes to Disney World, this snapshot of his church grounds in Maryland:

Mourners at a memorial service at Fort Hood last night.  Photo by Associated Press

In Southern California, a La Cañada Flintridge resident arrives at a police checkpoint to try to see whether her home was spared from the fire. Photo: by Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

The beautiful image above, from Whispers, and the camera of Sam Lucero shows Timothy Dolan, while archbishop of Milwaukee, embracing a newly ordained permanent deacon. Check out the rest of Lucero’s gorgeous and inspiring work at his website.

Signs carried by demonstrators near the Kansas funeral of slain abortion doctor George Tiller. PHOTO: by Charlie Reidel/AP

Cardinal Sean O’Malley congratulates Fr. Sean Carey during his ordination to the priesthood yesterday. Carey is one of only 11 deaf men in the nation to be ordained a priest. You can read more about Carey and the ordination here. […]

Luis Carlos Ochoa Tello, right, hugs his father, Miguel Ochoa Espinoza, after his priestly ordination at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington, Del., May 16. PHOTO: by Don Blake, The Dialog, via CNS

Not quite sure where this comes from (Mexico?) but it was prominently featured on Drudge this morning.

Pope Benedict visits survivors of the devastating earthquake in L’Aquila. You can read more about it here. PHOTO:  from Sky News

Nuns in Mexico City wear face masks, as worldwide panic grows, following reports of a rapidly spreading strain of swine flu. PHOTO: by Gregory Bull, AP