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Those Xenophobic Redstaters

The Boston Globe is running a series on education and today tackles the benefits and challenges of dual-language immersion programs. They begin by noting that Utah has almost 10% of its elementary school students in an immersion program and then add... [Continue Reading]

God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston has issued a new Pastoral Letter on Divine Mercy called "God's Mercy Runs to Meet Us." The title recalls the parable of the Prodigal Son and how the father looked for his son's return and when saw him a long way off... [Continue Reading]

Is the Amazon Echo kosher?

A fascinating look at a serious question for observant Jews on whether one can use Amazon's Echo (and presumably other voice-activated hands-free devices) on the sabbath. Observant Jews interpret the Third Commandment, to keep holy the sabbath, to... [Continue Reading]

Did you expect a Catholic college to stand up?

Here's the story: An instructor at a Catholic university restricts the free speech of a student because he defends the Catholic teaching on marriage between a man and a woman. A tenured professor defends the student and he is censured by the school... [Continue Reading]

Facebook ruining another social network

In its efforts to ruin every social network it can get its hands on (or influence), Facebook is preparing to turn on a newsfeed algorithm for Instagram, which it bought for $1 billion a few years ago. This has led to an avalanche of Instagram posts... [Continue Reading]

iOS 9.3 bug? Don’t worry about it

Even a tiny percentage of a very large installed base means potentially thousands of reports. CNN, among others, is reporting a bug in the latest update to iOS 9.3 that prevents you from clicking on links in some apps. There are a hundreds of... [Continue Reading]

Is the Obama admin just saving face over iPhone unlock?

The Justice Department on Monday, on the same day Apple made a public defense of its refusal to create a hole in the security of iOS, asked a federal judge to put a halt to a hearing scheduled for Tuesday to demand the iPhone unlock hack. The Obama... [Continue Reading]

Mother Teresa’s Canonization Date Set for Sept. 4

On September 4, it will have been 19 years since Mother Teresa (and Princess Diana, by happenstance) died. It's hard to believe it's been so long. It's hard to believe there are lots of young adults who don't know a world with a living saint... [Continue Reading]