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St. Peter's church floats, its parishioners landless


Mass at St. John the Apostle church in Siem Reap, Cambodia has a striking resemblance to the Last Supper: it is a sit down affair.

 Jesuit Father Stepanus Winarto entered the small church for 7:30 Sunday morning mass the last in a procession of young altar girls. He then took his place behind a small altar only three feet off the ground, sitting down on a small chair.

“It is a Cambodian custom of reverence to remain as low as one can,” he later told me.

Good marriages 'lead to a flourishing society,' says speaker


Marriage is not only a social good, but an economic one as well, said speakers on a recent panel on "The Future of Marriage in America."

"Good marriages truly lead to a flourishing society," said moderator Kate Bryan, communications director for the American Principles Project.

It is "statistically proven that children do best" in a traditional, two-parent household, said Wade Horn, who served as assistant secretary for children and families in the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.


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October 9-22, 2015


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