Church: They're baaack! What's behind the return of the exorcist
Priests who drive out demons are becoming as common in Hoboken as they have been in Hollywood, thanks to new interest in this medieval ministry, reports Daniel Burke.
Life: Should Catholics go away? A survey on travel
U.S. Catholic readers say summer travel is good for body and soul, reports Assistant Editor Meghan Murphy-Gill in this Reader Survey, but they say you can't broaden your horizon if you spend your vacation just staring at it.
Culture: Morally wounded
Bullets and bombs maim and kill the bodies of soldiers, but the unseen damage to mind and heart can be far more difficult to heal, writes Patrick McCormick.
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The Examined Life: Bishop caves to blogger bullies
Ecumenism took another blow, this time across the Pond in England, where the Catholic bishop of Liverpool withdrew an invitation to the city's Methodists to hold an ordination in the metropolitan cathedral.
The Examined Life: Joe Feuerherd, publisher of the National Catholic Reporter, dies
Sad news about a colleague in the Catholic press (press release follows): Joseph A. Feuerherd, whose journalism career began as a college intern in the Washington Bureau of the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) and concluded with his service as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of that award-winning publication, died Thursday morning (May 26) at Casey House, a hospice facility in Rockville, Maryland.
Margin Notes: We can build it
Improvement in the manufacturing sector has been one of the emerging and rare bright spots in the struggling U.S. economy as it continues a recovery that has built new fortunes on Wall Street even if it hasn't done much to get the foreclosed homes sold off of Main Street.
Catholic Tastes: Say goodbye to Oprah--and cynicism
Upon reading a recap of the taping of the second- and third-to-last Oprah Winfrey Show, a coworker commented, "I guess Jesus was already booked or else he would have been there too."
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