Bush Approves Torture

As suspected, George Bush has vetoed the bill banning torture, giving all kinds of excuses and rationalizations, despite the pleas of religious and military leaders and diplomats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the nation’s ability to lead the world depends on its morality, not military might. “We will begin to reassert that moral authority by…

LA Times on the LA Religious Ed Congress

The Los Angeles Times reports on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ annual Religious Education Congress, which attracts 40,000 attendees. This year, according to one of my readers, the “young adult” liturgy, targeted at those in their 20s and 30s, featured a big ugly puppet and flames leaping out of a book. (And here are some…