Archive for: August, 2011

Refuge Camp in Africa "The Most Desperate Place on Earth" (CNN)

Refuge Camp in Africa "The Most Desperate Place on Earth" (CNN)

EXCERPT:  "It makes me want to scream, but instead I nearly cry."  CNN's Anderson Cooper reports – Dadaab, Kenya (CNN) — Right now, this may be the most desperate place on Earth. "A drought, not seen in 60 years, compounded with near complete lawlessness and utter disregard for human life has made it so. "It is hard to imagine, but dust […]


Feds Find Young Children Working Strawberry Farms – ABC News

EXCERPT: "In a letter to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis sent last Friday, Human Rights Watch expressed concern over a "disturbing overall decline in enforcement of child labor law" at the Department's Wage and Hour Division. The non-profit group, which documented the use of child labor in farm work in a report released last year, cited 2010 Labor enforcement data showing […]


Religious Groups Object to Covering Birth Control (Fox News)

EXCERPT: They defied the bishops to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now Catholic hospitals are dismayed the law may force them to cover birth control free of charge to their employees. A provision in the law expanded preventive health-care benefits for women, and the administration said last week that must include birth control with no copays. The Catholic […]


Pennsylvania Debates Whether To Hunt On Sundays (Huffington Post)

EXCERPT: Two of the most influential forces in conservative lobbying are poised to go head-to-head this fall over an issue that some Pennsylvania lawmakers dread might be one of the most difficult of the session. It's the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau vs. the National Rifle Association in a title bout over the legalization of hunting on Sunday, some want to use […]


Alabama Immigration Law Questioned by Catholic Archbishop

EXCERPT: The bishops of Alabama have joined with local Episcopal Church and Methodist officials in taking legal action against immigration legislation scheduled to come into effect on September 1. The law makes it illegal to "encourage or induce an alien to come to or reside in this state if the person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that such coming […]


The Church as a Bride of Caesar (National Review)

While we have tracked the emergence of the religious right in America, Fr. Robert Sirico writes in the National Review about the political power of part of the religious left which he describes as "a hyper-political movement that offers up the moral authority of churches and aid organizations to advance the ends of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress."


Article18: Norway — Personal Reflections on the Origin of a Tragedy

Article18: Norway — Personal Reflections on the Origin of a Tragedy

The fact of the matter is that the demon of terrorism is one that will practice whatever religion it must to satisfy its craving for violence. Terrorism knows no religion that it can't corrupt. Violence can find a home in any religion, any belief system, be it Muslim, Christian, or Sikh and it is not partial to any one in particular, despite the ramblings in the media.


Italy Edges Closer to 'Burqa Ban' Law (AJE)

EXCERPT: An Italian parliamentary commission has approved a draft law that would ban women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public, if passed by parliament in September. The draft approved by the constitutional affairs commission on Tuesday would prohibit women from wearing a burqa, niqab or any other garb that covers the face in such circumstances. It would expand […]