Local horses have pulses racing

Kentucky Derby fever was racing through one local community because of a Derby horse named Dominican — as in the religious order — and another one named Sedgefield. The Record, the Louisville archdiocesan paper, reports that nuns at one local Dominican motherhouse might be placing $2 bets on Dominican on Derby Day.

Omaha nuns help battle osteoporosis

The Catholic Voice in Omaha, Neb., reports on the 30 nuns who came to a reunion last month of participants in a Creighton University study on calcium intake and bone health. Now known as the Omaha Nun Study, the effort involved 190 nuns and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center collection continues

In the wake of the controversy in St. Louis over rock musician Sheryl Crow’s fundraising appearance for a Catholic hospital, the St. Louis Review clarified that a St. Louis archdiocesan Sunday collection for the hospital will still take place, though with one change.

Thousands march for immigration reform

On a day when dozens of marches were held across the country for immigration reform, The Michigan Catholic covered Detroit’s rally. The paper’s story includes a link to the Michigan Catholic bishops’ statement on immigration reform issued only days earlier.

‘Origins’ this week features Cardinal Levada on transforming the world, Asian indigenous peoples

Here’s the rundown on what’s in the latest edition of Origins: CNS Documentary Service:

  • Does the hope for eternal life remove Christians from the world and time in which they live or compromise their commitment to build a better world here and now? To the contrary, argues Cardinal William J. Levada, head of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation: It is Christian faith in “the life of the world to come” that provides the vision and strength needed to transform the world. (Subscribers: click here)
  • The values of Asian indigenous peoples may appear incompatible with the thrust of modern life. Yet a holistic approach to their development that does not limit itself to economic aspects but seeks to improve their quality of life without destroying their identity, dignity and way of life would benefit both the indigenous communities and the developers, says an interfaith workshop that met recently in Vietnam. (Subscribers: click here)

Origins this week also has the complete author index and title index for Volume 36, which is now complete.