Life: Jesus loves me, this I know...
There's no harm in letting your Catholic kids learn how to let their light shine at another church's Vacation Bible School, argues Bryan Cones in Sounding Board. Readers vote on whether he's right.
Church: New homes for old church treasures
What happens to the crucifix when a church closes down? Judith Dupré finds that it might be recycled into materials for a new church.
Culture: From the grounds up
With the celebration of World Fair Trade Day on May 14, it's worth asking about the future of this altruistic business model. Daniel P. Smith reports on the challenges fair trade confronts as it grows.
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The Examined Life: The word from Rome: Bishops, prepare your sex abuse guidelines
Some rare good news in the sex abuse crisis today: The Vatican issued a circular letter telling national bishops' conferences to prepare guidelines for handling accusations of sexual abuse of minors within a year.
The Examined Life: An infallible teaching on women's ordination?
The newest Catholic News Service story on the removal of Toowoomba Bishop William Morris notes that the Vatican has been trying to get Morris to resign for years. But it's still hard to figure out exactly what Morris was removed for.
Margin Notes: Put down the budget axe
The election season is fast approaching and the rhetorical ammunition no doubt being stockpiled. This month will begin something Washington is describing as budget negotiation with an eye on the guns of August, when the government will have to raise the debt ceiling.
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