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From San Antonio, a wonderful story: The 13-month-old marriage of Frances and Jeff Spalding and the making of their family of 14 children is a story of faith, family and the Internet. Frances, 38, and Jeff, 40, are devout Catholics […]

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John Allen on the evolution debate Joe Feuerherd on John Roberts

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You really must read this week-long series from Will Saletan in Slate. It’s horrifying, but it’s the truth, and we need to know what’s going on. The basic point? That the current bill sponsored by Hatch and Feinstein would prohibt […]

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Mahony ordered to release records. Will refuse.

This AsiaNews article detects a coincidence: AsiaNews has learnt that the unprecedented personal attack on Pope Benedict XVI launched by Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Monday 25 July was meant as a smokescreen for the Ministry’s decision to abandon the negotiations […]

..is write a lovely tribute to her mother, who passed away last week at the age of 97. Do go read.

One US episcopal appointment today: – Appointed Rutilio J. del Riego, pastor of the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside, California, U.S.A., as auxiliary of San Bernardino (area 70,662, population 3,556,631, Catholics 1,017,196, priests 244, permanent deacons […]

Governor Romney, in the Globe today: YESTERDAY I vetoed a bill that the Legislature forwarded to my desk. Though described by its sponsors as a measure relating to contraception, there is more to it than that. The bill does not […]

Will someone please tell the Reuters caption writers that these women are NOT "Roman Catholic priests?" Oh, well, okay. I just did. You can too, if you like.