Daily links: Monday, Sept. 12: Post 9/11, 50 new planets, and Mormons against gay-bashing
The day after the 10th anniversary of 9/11, EJ Dionne has some interesting reflections based on yesterday's Mass readings--a challenging message in light of our national reaction to the attacks. Mayor Bloomberg's decision to exclude clergy from the 9/11 memorial podium is still making waves.
If you're itching to do some mission work, astronomers have discovered 50 new planets, including some in the "habitable zone" that may sustain life. The Vatican better get to work on a papal spaceship.
And in some good news in response to bad news: Mormons join other believers in condemning anti-gay violence in Salt Lake City.