If the bishops who've failed to comply with sex abuse guidelines appeared on the The Apprentice, they'd be hearing "You're fired!" writes Bryan Cones. So why aren't more stepping down?
Life: Trouble at home
The church always has a place in marriage, writes Father Charles W. Dahm, O.P. So when domestic disputes turn violent, the church should step in.
Culture: Little house in the big city
The slums of the world's major cities account are growing at an alarming rate in size and density, wreaking havoc on the environment--and worse, the people who live there, writes Kevin Clarke. Can a contest to design a $300 house alleviate the distress?
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The Examined Life: Regali resigning; Chaput to Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Rigali has indeed resigned and, further, that Charles Chaput, the current archbishop of Denver is going to take his place. Michael Sean Winters at NCR had Chaput on his short list, though Winters did not see his appointment as preferable (unless I am misreading him).
The Examined Life: Dalai Lama charms Chicago
I had the opportunity yesterday to hear the Dalai Lama speak at one of two events the Theosophical Society in America was hosting with him in Chicago. Addressing an audience of about 8,000 at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion, the Dalai Lama talked about "Bridging the Faith Divide: Compassion in Action."
Margin Notes: Immigrants with mental disabilities not getting fair treatment in court
The U.S. system of holding unauthorized immigrants for deportation is replete with horror stories. Two years ago it was the scandalous care of the infirmed that led to deaths. Some cases are simply about detainees whose papers are lost in the bureaucracy and so they spent months--even years--incarcerated. On release they're in limbo with nothing to prove they're here lawfully.
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