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You may have noticed: Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Descendants of Massachusetts Puritans auction a book of psalms. Churches where Homeland was filmed.


  1. Rick Santorum, who advocated hateful policies toward the poor, wants his beloved GOP to learn from Pope Francis? Oh well, I suppose he means how to act act compassionate in public. Not how to extend freedom and economic inclusion to all, simply how to look good and caring in public while enriching the rich.

  2. I like today’s format. The bold headings make it easier than before to read through the entire roundup and then go back and find the topics I want to read more about.

  3. Cheers to Dave Gibson for the story on the bishops backing off the high-horse rhetoric. The previous over-heated language from the bishops and some Catholics, while not intended to do so, has fed into some of the looney this-government-hates-religion-especially-Christianity hoodoo.

  4. Now this is a helpful format, the best so far, with the spacing and the short headlines and paragraphs it is the easiest and quickest read to find the topics of interest! I appreciate this change.

  5. The concept of Menorah trees is not very new, perhaps just a new name. More than 50 years ago, when I was still in high school, many of my Jewish friends had “Chanukah bushes” in their homes to celebrate their holiday. They looked like Christmas trees to me….