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Daily Links, Nov. 4: Resignation, immigration, anti-Catholic administration?

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It's been a quiet day at the office, but plenty has been going on elsewhere today!

As an update to yesterday's news, Daniel Avila resigned as a policy adviser to the U.S. bishops in the wake of comments he made suggesting the devil is responsible for homosexuality.

Today, Steve Thorngate at the Christian Century reflects on the remarks made by President Obama's press secretary that mistakenly attributed the phrase "God helps those who help themselves" to the Bible.

A professor at the Jesuit-run Spring Hill college in Mobile, Alabama is working to put a face to immigrants facing harsh discrimination in the face of strict anti-immigration legislation. The project, named "Becoming Visible," uses Facebook to help share stories of both legal and illegal immigrants in Alabama.

Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, New York, discussed in his monthly message the upcoming changes to the Mass. In it, he talked about the importance of receiving from the cup at Mass, a topic that has recently been fostering quite the discussion here at

And, on our blog, Scott Alessi asks if we are living in an age of ani-Catholic bias. Let us know what you think in the comments section, or even better, by taking our Reader Survey on how you grade the president!