FPL Daily News Reel: June 12, 2012
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A Md. Catholic nun represents views of many in differences with Vatican
By Michelle Boortstein — Washington Post
As for Curtis, the idea that she’d be on the side of what European media this weekend called “the rebel nuns” is disorienting. She grew up in a big, devout Rochester, N.Y., family, was close to sisters and priests growing up and attended Catholic schools her entire life.
Video:Radical Feminist Nuns
By Colbert Report
NETWORK’s Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell responds to the Vatican’s “”radical feminist”” charges, and Stephen learns how to get into heaven.
Meeting with doctrinal office opportunity for dialogue, says LCWR head
By Carol Glatz — Catholic News Service
“We are grateful for the opportunity for open dialogue, and now we will return to our members to see about the next step” and decide how to proceed in light of discussions with the doctrinal office, Sister Pat told journalists immediately after the meeting.
Family Net Worth Fell Almost 40% Between 2007-2010
By Kristina Peterson — Wall Street Journal
Median net worth of families fell to $77,300 in 2010 from $126,400 in 2007, a drop of 38.8%–the largest drop since the current survey began in 1989, Fed economists said Monday.
Pressing On the Upward Way
By Monica Potts — American Prospect
A profile of life in one of the country’s poorest countie.
Romney’s All Wrong on Public Sector Employment
By Bryce Covert — Nation, Editorial
This means that the eleven states that went red two years ago were responsible for 40 percent of these public sector job losses in 2011. If we add in Texas, a massive red state, we can pinpoint the source of 70 percent of those losses.
U.S., Florida face off over voter purge effort
By Kevin Gray — Reuters
The U.S. Justice Department and Florida exchanged legal salvoes on Monday over the state’s controversial effort to remove non-U.S. citizens from its voter rolls ahead of this year’s presidential election.