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The Dallas Morning News will report this weekend that between 100 and 200 Catholic clergy around the world were moved from country to country after they faced criminal charges or serious allegations of sex offenses against minors. The findings come after an 18-month investigation by the paper. NPR has a preview.
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The 1911 Collier's cover above is from MagazineArt.org, a visual database of 19th and early 20th century magazine cover art found via Michelle Fierro, whose Life in the Present site overflows with links to wonderful graphic art.
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Not likely to happen – but it says here this GOP ticket wins a lot of votes in November. Meantime, doesn't Kerry's eventual pick for veep now come off as less than exciting?
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Like a scallion: If you're the parent of a Veggie Tales-obsessed toddler, Madonna's decision to rename herself Esther is even moreamusing. Next up: Britney Asparagus Spears.
Movietone Portraits features vintage newsreels, including footage of Shanghai jazz in 1929, schoolboy rooters in top hats at an Eton-Harrow cricket match in 1932, and hot-pants fashion circa 1971. (Via Stephen Baldwin)
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Shut up, he explained: Kerry "kitchen cabinet" member Fr. Drinan advises candidate on Communion controversy.
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Cardinal Law's top administrator Bishop Murphy was a chief executor of the pederast priest shuffle, and when he allegedly withheld information from the government on an accused priest posted to a VA hospital, it became a federal case. Might he do time? No doubt many would argue he should.
Wonder if Cardinal Law's diplomatic immunity will play into this?