The new .xxx domain: Just a .bad idea

A commentary by a former federal prosecutor in the National Catholic Register notes that family advocates as well as pornographers were opposed to the proposed “.xxx” Internet domain for porn sites, obviously for radically different reasons. (After the article was published, the international agency that sets policy for Internet domain names defeated the proposal anyway.)

Public-private partnership provides home to veterans

The Denver Catholic Register calls it “a unique partnership between church and government agencies.” As part of a broader effort to end homelessness in Denver, a new group home was dedicated for homeless veterans last month to ease their transition to self-sufficiency.

Sister promotes wellness among School Sisters

Most women religious are “workaholics” because they’re always putting the needs of others first, the new wellness coordinator for a province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame tells The Catholic Review in Baltimore. The coordinator, Sister Peggy Mattare, says one of her goals is to “bridle that tendency to work all the time.”

Veterans’ hospital enlists counsel of diocesan priest

In the wake of allegations of abuse and neglect at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, the Catholic Explorer of the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., talked to a Joliet diocesan priest who is a Vietnam veteran and now serves as a chaplain at a Veterans Administration hospital. His background as a war vet gives him unique expertise in his current job, the paper reports.

Make changes for better before Lent ends

An environmental crusader in Jackson, Miss., says Lent is a good time to make changes aimed at counteracting global warming, according to this story in the Mississippi Catholic.