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The Holy Land last week witnessed one more act of violence. The event accelerated the slide toward a complete breakdown of relations between Israelis and Palestinians and the start of a third intifada. In the tumultuous climate of today's Middle East, a Palestinian uprising would hold ominous repercussions for the region and the world, but most of all for the Palestinians themselves.
The torture report released by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence offers descriptions of torture about as brutal as torture gets. And the responses of some commentators who voiced support for the use of the techniques described in the report are hard to fathom.
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Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Kerry discussed "the desire for a favorable attention of the Holy See in search of adequate humanitarian solutions to the current detainees."
The Napa Institute seems to have in the Eternal Word Television Network, the broadcasting venture started by Mother Angelica in 1980, a media partner attuned to its mission and the ambition to match.
EWTN's chief executive officer, Michael Warsaw, and Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, Calif., chose the July Napa gathering to jointly announce that the Alabama-based global Catholic television operation had begun construction of a West Coast facility on the campus of Christ Cathedral Church in Garden Grove, near Orange.
The past few weeks, I've written about welcoming LGBT Catholics home for Christmas, discerning one's vocation, and the enduring significance of the Salvadoran martyrs 25 years after their murders. This week, I'm changing gears to ... mini turkey quesadillas. Hear me out before you stop reading.
Review: Those who know the story of Exodus will be disappointed in Ridley Scott's version, even though the acting is excellent.
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At 6 a.m. Dec. 4, I was in Hardee's, chanting, "Fifteen and a union" and "Come on out. We've got your back." A hundred of us -- mostly young, African-American fast-food workers who were on strike -- filled the store. It was raining outside, and the police took a long time to come. When they arrived, we filed out promptly -- and the rain stopped! It was cold and wet, but we had energy.