Profiting From a Child’s Illiteracy
Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times

This is what poverty sometimes looks like in America: parents here in Appalachian hill country pulling their children out of literacy classes.

10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon
Michael Kruger, Canon Fodder

This series exams some common beliefs out there in the academic (and lay-level) communities that prove to be problematic upon closer examination.

Citing canon law fears, Michigan Catholic bishops opposes anti-foreign law legislation
The Michigan Catholic

The Michigan Catholic Conference, citing a potential impact on Catholic canon law, is speaking out against a bill in the Michigan House of Representatives that would prohibit the application of foreign law in Michigan.

‘Releasing’ people from Catholic guilt increases generosity towards church, research shows
Royal Holloway, University of London

People who recall being absolved of their sins, are more likely to donate money to the church, according to research published today in the journal Religion, Brain and Behavior.