Monthly Archives: March 2010

Celebrating St. Patrick and the San Patricios

After putting the corned beef in the Crock-Pot and digging out my silly leprechaun socks, I was in an Irish frame of mind this morning when I stopped in at my neighborhood Starbucks. My eye caught on a new CD by the … Continue reading

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U.S. health care owes much to religious orders

As U.S. health care reform moves into the congressional home stretch, it’s as good of a time as any to remember that organized health care in America owes much to Catholic religious orders, and most of those are religious orders of … Continue reading

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Pope will sign letter to Irish Catholics Friday

UPDATE: The Vatican has announced the letter will be published Saturday. VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI said today that Friday he will sign his letter to the Catholics of Ireland on the sex abuse crisis and “send it soon … Continue reading

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The Senate health bill and the abortion issue

In mid-March Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, a law professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law and co-author of “Health Law,” a casebook used in teaching health law at schools nationwide, faced off with the U.S. Conference of Catholic … Continue reading

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New Vatican note on sex abuse rebuts critics

VATICAN CITY — Breaking developments that update the post below: Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi today issued a written commentary that rejects accusations of a Vatican cover-up on priestly sex abuse and says efforts to personally involve Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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The Vatican on its handling of sex abuse cases

VATICAN CITY — In an unusual move, the Vatican has provided extensive details of its handling of priestly sex abuse cases in recent years and has strongly defended Pope Benedict XVI against accusations of covering up such crimes. The information … Continue reading

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Haiti debt relief bill clears US House

A bill calling for cancellation of Haiti’s $1.5 billion debt to world financial institutions has passed the U.S. House. The measure now goes before the U.S. Senate. Passage comes as the U.S. and other countries of the world debate how to … Continue reading

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