Links for 05/12/16

At RNS, John Gehring writes about Notre Dame's decision to award the Laetare Medal this year to Vice President Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner. Patrick Reilly at the poorly named Cardinal Newman Society is in a tizzy about this award, but what to expect from a guy who got his start doing oppo research for Republicans on the Hill and then went on to work at Heritage. Gehring, conversely, hits all the right notes. 

The Catholic Health Association has responded to the ACLU's "report" about which I wrote on Monday. God bless Sr. Carol Keehan. 

Speaking of health care, the Holy Father agrees with Bernie Sanders: Health Care is a right, not a privilege. CNS has the story

I just love stories like this: Evolutionary scientists believe religion could die out. My hunch? Religion will still be around when these evolutionary scientists are no more. 

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