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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.

    March 18, 2009 | Comments (7)

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    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.

    March 13, 2009 | Comments (7)

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    "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.

    March 13, 2009 | Comments (26)

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    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."

    March 13, 2009 | Comments (44)

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    Read more of Bob Abernethy’s September 16, 2008 interview with Kathleen Norris.

    March 13, 2009 | Comments (5)

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    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?

    March 13, 2009 | Comments (11)

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    A Zoroastrian family of Iranian Americans celebrates the Prophet Zoroaster’s message of “good thoughts, good words, good deeds.” More

    March 13, 2009 | Comments (3)

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    In most of the world, the poor and sick are ignored. In Lourdes, they are number one, and people say they are drawn there because they believe it is a place of great faith. More

    March 6, 2009 | Comments (3)

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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.

    March 6, 2009 | Comments (6)