The kidnapping of two Syrian bishops, reportedly by Chechen fighters, sparked international concern on Tuesday, as rebels battled regime and Hezbollah forces in Homs province, a watchdog said.
Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Is Cleared on Some Counts
Jon Hurdle, New York Times
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday threw out three of seven murder charges against a Philadelphia doctor charged with killing viable fetuses while performing abortions.
France has become the 14th country to approve a law allowing gay marriage.
J.R.R. Tolkien and the Catholic Imagination
Arman J. Partamian, Matins Musings
The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece of Catholic literature, and in fact was a big factor in my conversion to Catholicism.