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Kim Lawton discusses how the Obama administration is attempting to reach out to Catholic and evangelical prolife activists who are angered by some of the administration’s new policies.
David Masci, a senior research fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, discusses religious, ethical, and moral perspectives on lifting federal funding limits on embryonic stem cell research.
"Our job is to take an illiterate woman and make her into an engineer in six months," says social activist Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College. Students come from villages across India and a dozen other countries.
Acedia is a condition best countered by spiritual practice and the discipline of prayer, according to writer Kathleen Norris. "It's an ancient word that means the inability to care, even to the extent that you don't care that you don't care anymore."
Read more of Bob Abernethy’s September 16, 2008 interview with Kathleen Norris.
How can I find my way in this impenetrable darkness? How can a few words from a psalm that I say upon waking be all I need to begin again, after I have been worn down to almost nothing by acedia?
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In 1858, a peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous said she saw "a lady dressed in white" in Lourdes, now an international pilgrimage destination that hosts more than 5 million visitors a year.