In the News, December 6

Remembering Nelson Mandela, free at last, and his great humanity and his exemplary role in promoting reconciliation and forgiveness. Pope Francis reacts, Cardinal Dolan's statement and more on "Madiba."

Congress nears a "a modest accord" on budget. Does today's unemployment report mean less support for emergency extention of unemployment benefits even though long-term numbers haven't budged? Meanwhile at a hearing organized by House Democrats, Catholic Charities USA President Rev. Larry Snyder said CCUSA will continue to assist Americans looking for work but can't come close to meeting all the needs of struggling families.


John Coleman weighs in on consulting the faithful on things pastoral.

One survey agency reports broad public support for a minimum wage hike, a few days after a nationwide rallies and protests among fast-food industry workers. Meanwhile, it's not your imagination,the rich are getting even richer.

Has Obamacare morphed into the Dept. of Motor Vehicles? Robert Sullivan investigates. Well, gets on line at least.

Remembering the women of Ciudad Juarez.

A brief history of nativity displays.


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