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For people who post every thought and image of their lives on the Internet, Karen Osborne has a message of only 101 characters: It is OK to keep your photos and ideas to yourself. Not everything needs to be shared with the world.
The nation’s oldest youth movement for character development and values-based leadership training for Catholic boys and girls has many activities in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, writes the archdiocesan scout chaplain, Father David Friel.
The lesson of Vietnam is that presidents should not begin wars unilaterally and then dare Congress to pull the plug on them afterward, writes John Garvey. President Obama should seek permission from Congress for this war in Iraq and Syria. And Congress should give it to him.
Today’s Catholic Church in America is different in at least four ways from when Father Eugene Hemrick was ordained a priest decades ago. The changes reflect difficulties, but also newness and hope, he writes.
Pro football players are highly paid and coached to forego restraint and inflict bodily violence every week, writes columnist Steve Kent. Let’s not be hypocritical and appear shocked when some of these men cross the line to domestic abuse or worse.
The FCC needs a better vision of what the Internet is, writes Bishop John Wester on the “net neutrality” controversy. Favoring some content because of a greater ability to pay could result in an even greater divide between the powerful and the rest of a community, which the Catholic Church serves.