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Daily Links, Nov. 11: Veterans, cathedrals, financial reform fights

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Happy Veterans Day! Today, Tim King at Sojourners calls on everyone to be a good neighbor to a vet, even if you didn't support the war they fought in. And, an Infantry platoon leader reflects on what it means to receive such support. On this day especially, let us not forget the moral injuries done to our returning veterans as we face the "end" of the war in Iraq.

The sex abuse scandal at Penn State continues to dominate headlines. However, for tomorrow's home game against Nebraska, atendees are encouraged to wear blue in support for the prevention of child abuse. Also, Penn State alums have raised about $100,000 for the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), which runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

The National Cathedral will reopen in Washington, D.C. this weekend after being damaged in an August 23 earthquake.

Today on our blog, Scott Alessi comments on the nature of debates over the Vatican document on financial reform...seems we could use more cooperation and less childish name-calling.