Daily links, Thurs., April 12: A fortnight for freedom and dissent on the Old Sod
The U.S. bishops' ad hoc committee on religious liberty issued their promised statement on religious liberty today: "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty." In it, they somewhat breathlessly suggest, "that the fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts [sic, it's a memorial, and memorials don't have vigils] of St.
Daily Links, April 11: Creative minds, sex, and yoga
To kill the time on a 15-hour flight to New Zealand, one woman took Flemish-style self-portraits in the lavatory. They are amazingly creative and hilarious.
Also brilliantly creative: Caine’s Arcade. If you haven’t seen this video, yet, just be prepared for the tears of hope, joy, and for all that is good in the world. This kid is a superstar.
Daily Links, April 10: Santorum nostalgia kicks in, abuse claims pile up, and pope tires out
Daily Links, April 9: Easter messages, health insurance, and Catholic social teaching
Happy Easter season! We hope you had a joyful day of celebration! The pope was in for a big Easter treat--literally. He received this 7 foot tall, 550-pound chocolate bunny, which he donated to a juvenile detention center.
Daily Links, April 5: Holy Thursday
Daily Links April 4: young adults, gay marriage, women
Bryan Cones writes that what’s news about this story, isn’t that a new parish council member approved by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn is gay, but that he is only 26-years-old: “I can think of plenty of pastors who would give their eye-teeth for a 26-year-old council member (gay or straight).”
Daily Links, April 3: Dinosaurs, deception, and disturbing details
Good news for dinosaur lovers in New York--the Department of Education has abandoned plans to eliminate "dinosaur" and other words that could be potentially offensive or troubling to certain students from standardized tests. Many words that could be upsetting to students of a particular religion were on the list, like Christmas, Halloween, and even "birthdays."
Daily Links, April 2: You heard it here first!
Proving that U.S. Catholic is hip, cool, and with it (or at least on top of popular subjects du jour):
Daily links, Fri., Mar. 30: Facebook a danger to Filipino graduation rates (at Catholic schools); humans a danger to bees, children
It's getting harder and harder for a Democrat to speak at a Catholic college (or to be married to one): Anna Maria has withdrawn its invitation to Victoria Kennedy, the widow for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, to give the Worcester-area, Mass., college's commencement. Worcester Bishop Robert McManus apparently thought Kennedy was just too liberal, suggesting that some of her personal opinions might be out of line with church teaching.
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