Daily Links, July 25: Bishops on the radio, Olympics and religion, social justice
We finished up our September issue today. Expect it around the middle of next month. If you don’t already have a subscription, you’ll be missing some great content! (An interview with Kerry Cronin on the love lives of college students! Catholic millennials and their take on the war on terror! Young adults helping jump start small-businesses! Plus the regular departments and columns you don’t see on USCatholic.org!)
On to the links. Toledo Bishop Leonard Blair got his chance to speak to the secular media today on Fresh Air, the NPR interview program hosted by Terry Gross. Last week, Gross spoke with LCWR President Sister Pat Farley.
The countdown is on for the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, and Liz Lefebvre and I couldn’t be more excited (unless, of course, we were at the 2012 London Olympics). RNS today talks about the relationship between religion and the games. This year, the games coincide with Ramadan, impacting up to 3,000 Muslim athletes as they go for the gold. So, some are choosing to postpone their fast.
And since we’re on the crazy train, let’s talk some more about digging up supposedly incriminating information on church-run anti-poverty groups!
Does your head hurt yet? Here’s a reasonable antidote.