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The Secret Life of Clothing Bins

By Christopher Malo» How many people give a second thought after they drop off a bag of old clothes to those sturdy metal clothing bins that dot the American landscape today. What happens to that donated clothing? Where does it end up? Reporter Christopher Malo went looking for an answers to those y simple questions and returned with a surprising, even bizarre, story. He tells it in The Secret Life of Clothing Bins... (Comments)

The Last Generation

By Mike Mallowe» This aging generation of nuns may be among the greatest, but it is also among the last. The same demographic implosion that is facing male clerics in the Catholic Church in America is facing women of faith as well. There are fewer and fewer women taking their vows as members of religious orders. What looked like a pyramid 30 years ago, with most nuns working in the field and a relative handful retired, now resembles an inverted pyramid and the point -- comprised of young nuns -- keeps narrowing. Mike Mallowe discussed the realities of this trend in Part Two of our Cover Story in nuns in Philadelphia (Comments)

Santorum's Houston Speech

Full text of an speech given by the former Senator of Pennsylvania, the Honorable Rick Santorum on Thursday, September 9, 2010, at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.   Revive the Role of Faith in the Public Square  ... (Comments)

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