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Daily links, Thurs., July 12: Do you say it skizem or sizem?

By Meghan Murphy-Gill |
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According to church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch, the Catholic Church will soon experience schism. Not sure I agree. While it’s true that plenty of groups have and do leave the Catholic Church, you have to have a bishop leading a group of Catholics for an official schism. I don’t see any bishops stepping up to the plate on that one.


Daily links, Wed., July 11: Over-corrected Catholics, purity balls, and Sister Corita

By Bryan Cones |
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Following up on yesterday's approval by the Episcopal Church of a blessing liturgy for same-sex couples comes news that the Catholic Church's youngest cardinal, Berlin's Rainer Maria Woelki, doesn't think that gay couples are violating natural law. But the real money quote: "Maybe it's a problem that today in the church everything must be almost over-correct.


Daily Links Thurs., July 5: Slow news day

By Meghan Murphy-Gill |
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Between the heat wave scorching the country and having a federal holiday smack in the middle of the work week, the dog days of summer are here and everyone and everything seems to be moving at a reduced pace.

You know it’s a slow news day when the top Google News headline reads, “Obama continues campaigning.” And the accompanying image is a video still of the MSNBC talking head saying so. 


Daily Links, July 3: Fortnight winds down, nuns park their ride, and a miraculous health care solution

By Scott Alessi |
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Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, which also marks the end of the bishops' Fortnight for Freedom campaign. Rallies are continuing around the country, including a big event at the Kansas statehouse. Critics of the campaign, however, are still wondering if the whole thing was really necessary, or even appropriate


Daily links, Mon., July 2: OMG! It's gravity! Plus, Christians that make the rest of us look good

By Bryan Cones |
blog

Chicago's (Ok, it's out in the burbs) Fermilab today announced tantalizing evidence of the Higgs boson, the "oh-my-god particle" that some journalist turned into the "God particle"--because we all know that what makes God God is that God gives things mass (which is what Higgs is thought to do). Perhaps we can let God be God and Higgs be Higgs. But it's pretty exciting nonetheless.


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