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We dedicate to our lives to those on the margins of society, many of whom are considered throwaway people: the impaired, the chronically mentally ill, the elderly, the incarcerated, to the people on death row. We have strongly spoken out against the death penalty, against war, hunger. All of those are right-to-life issues. There’s so much being said about abortion that is often phrased in such extreme and such polarizing terms that to choose not to enter into a debate that is so widely covered by other sectors of the Catholic Church — and we have been giving voice to other issues that are less covered but are equally as important…Our concern is that right-to-life issues be seen across a whole spectrum and are not narrowly defined. … To single out one right-to-life issue and to say that that’s the only issue that defines Catholic identity, I think, is really a distortion.
An American Nun Responds to Vatican Criticism  (via npr)

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No ruling today from the Supreme Court on the Obama healthcare law.

But as Jamie Coughlin reports. …. there was lots of anticipation of such a ruling this morning…

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Jamie Dimon was back on the Hill this morning, and where there are wall street executives on the Hill, you can usually find more than a few protestors these days.  But these were no ordinary protestors.

Jamie Coughlin on WMAL

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Better off than before but not there yet
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Photograph: Sasha/Getty Images
From the archive, 16 May 1929: The Woman’s Alternative: Tired feminist or helpless parasite?

In the May number of “Harper’s Magazine” Miss Lillian Symes writes that she is growing weary of the losing game played by the modern woman. Man, she complains, has been only too ready to allow feminist doctrines to work out to his own advantage, and complacently to watch his wife assume the double burden of domestic responsibility and financial contribution to the household while thankfully cutting down by half his old economic obligations.

Better off than before but not there yet

guardian:

Photograph: Sasha/Getty Images

From the archive, 16 May 1929: The Woman’s Alternative: Tired feminist or helpless parasite?

In the May number of “Harper’s Magazine” Miss Lillian Symes writes that she is growing weary of the losing game played by the modern woman. Man, she complains, has been only too ready to allow feminist doctrines to work out to his own advantage, and complacently to watch his wife assume the double burden of domestic responsibility and financial contribution to the household while thankfully cutting down by half his old economic obligations.