July 15, 2012 | 12:49 pm
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July 14, 2012 | 12:19 pm
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July 13, 2012 | 6:03 pm
I’ve been meaning to mention an ad that the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ran an ad in the New York Times this week. The full-page ad went to great lengths to document the on-going cover-up of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
The full ad is after the jump,... read on
July 12, 2012 | 11:50 am
It’s hard to believe, but the 2012 Olympics will be the first time in history that every participating country will send at least one female athlete. Saudi Arabia sealed the deal when it bowed to international pressure and gave up its mantle as the only remaining Olympic nation to... read on
July 12, 2012 | 10:39 am
July 11, 2012 | 9:38 pm
Speaking of gay marriage and same-sex unions, this was the cover of The Advocate last week. It poses an odd question: For his unequivocal support of gay marriage, is President Obama more like Lincoln or God?
The LGBT-interest magazine left that question open. In fact, though God and Lincoln are evoked by the cover, neither are referenced in the accompanying article. But, for the first time in decades, Obama provided the magazine with “a candidate it can endorse for president.”
July 11, 2012 | 10:10 am
Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the West Bank settlements are bad for the Jews. JTA reports:
“It is doubtful that a Jewish state without a Jewish majority can remain Jewish,” Peres said, inferring that settlements would lead to the inextricable inclusion of the Palestinians living on the West Bank.
Peres’ remarks were an apparent response to the Levy Committee report, released Sunday, which stated that the West Bank settlements were legal because Israel does not meet the definition, under international law, of a military occupation.
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