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Sparks fly over choice of image for Vatican document for assembly on women

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The Vatican Pontifical Council of Culture recently sparked controversy when the cover image for an online working document intended to advertise this week's annual plenary assembly in Rome on "Women's Culture: Equality and Difference" was Man Ray's 1936 sculpture, "Venus Restored," a plaster cast of a headless Venus bound in ropes.

Former Catholic priest and advocate for immigrants joins Episcopal church

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Richard Estrada, 72, has made a name for himself in Los Angeles. He founded the first homeless shelter for immigrant youth in the city, planned the historic immigration march of 2006, and provided thousands of gallons of water to those crossing the border, dying of fatigue.

Now a former Catholic priest, Estrada recently decided to join the Episcopal church.

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