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February 6, 2012

Monday's News & Ideas

An affront Catholics agree on
Los Angeles Times: Liberal and conservative Catholics don't agree on much, but they're both outraged by a new rule on contraception coverage.
CNN Belief blog: 'Real Catholics' not opposed to birth control

How to fight the man
The New York Times: Authorities and institutions don't repress the passions of the heart, but give them focus and a means to turn passion into change, David Brooks says.

'Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul,' by John M. Barry
Washington Post: New book is not so much a biography as a discourse on the clash among ideas as they played out during a period when the American "soul" was being formed.

More new women priests than men for first time
The (London) Telegraph: More female priests are joining the Church of England than male ones for the first time ever.
The (London) Independent: Churchmen close ranks (again) in battle over women bishops

Rethinking the soul as the 'Net becomes more lifelike
Washington Post: Lisa Miller asks, 'Does the Internet have a soul?'

Pastor Rick Warren born again to healthier living
USA Today: Pastor Rick Warren has always seemed larger than life. But now he's a smaller, healthier size.

The Spark

Why French parents are superior
While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety, the Wall Street Journal reports. Pamela Druckerman, author of "Bringing Up Bebe" on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying "non" with authority.

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