Quote of the Day: Sixth-grade football player Caroline Pla

“First they said it was a boy’s sport. Then they said it was a safety issue. Then they said it was inappropriate touching. I think they are just constantly looking for excuses to not change it.” – Sixth-grader Carolina Pla of Bucks County, Pa., who wants to keep playing football at her Catholic school though her archdiocese’s rules say it’s a boys-only sport.

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Christian Leaders Ask Political Leaders to End Brinkmanship as Sequester Looms

Washington, DC, February 25, 2013 – As the political blame game for the March 1 sequester heats up, nearly a 100 national Christian leaders released a pastoral letter to President Obama and the leaders of Congress calling for an end to the political brinksmanship that is slowing the nation’s economy recovery. The letter asks both the Democrats and Republicans to replace poverty with opportunity. The letter represents the latest effort by the Circle of Protection to protect programs that serve the poor and vulnerable from devastating budget cuts. It is also a call for elected officials to create a proactive, long-term strategy for addressing poverty and hunger that reduces the deficit, grows the economy, and expands economic opportunity for all God’s children. The full text of the letter and quotes from several leaders appear after the letter below.

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The Felicity of a National Championship

Among the things I do is serve as academic adviser to the Trinity College men’s squash team, which yesterday in New Haven won the national men’s collegiate squash championship for the 14th time in the last 15 years.

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Commenting on “Christian Pop,” if one is not at home in it, is precarious and will doubtless reveal how out of it the commentator is. So I wander in with a sense of mission.