December 17, 2007

Still hope that Iraq might become a democratic nation

In Syria, Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo is telling us how displaced Christian Iraqis are being mistreated in Syria and fear returning to Iraq because of the mistreatment they expect to receive there from Moslem Iraqis (CR, Dec. 13).
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Pope advances sainthood cause of 6-year-old Italian girl

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has advanced the sainthood cause of a 6-year-old Italian girl who wrote letters to Jesus in the final stages of her illness. If she is eventually canonized, Antonietta Meo would become the youngest nonmartyr saint to be recognized under modern saint-making procedures.
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O’Leary juggles two talented teams

How does one coach balance two swim teams, in two different leagues, in two different conferences and stay sane? “It’s not hard,” said Nancy O’Leary, long-standing head coach at St. Mary’s High School, Annapolis. “And the kids love it.”
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