The Vatican, the US Bishops, and the President

The New York Times looks at the different approaches toward President Obama of the Vatican and the U. S. Catholic Bishops. Good analysis from Fr. Drew Christensen (who has much experience working in the Middle East): “The pope is trying to engage America’s capacity for good in the world at a time when it’s really…

Bible Censored in Virginia Jail

The ACLU is going after a Virginia jail that censors Bible verses from inmate mail: STAFFORD, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia today demanded that officials at the Rappahannock Regional Jail immediately end their illegal practice of censoring religious material sent to detainees. In a letter…