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Washington Archdiocese considers next step in lawsuit over transit ad

A federal judge denied a request from the Archdiocese of Washington for an emergency injunction over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's advertising guidelines.

Morning Briefing

Morning Briefing: Patriarchy gives men license to abuse; Our Lady of Guadalupe feast day; Nativity scene highlights gun violence; States to try new ways of execution

Georgetown denies unionizing effort of graduate student group

About 75 students, professors and staff gathered to protest Georgetown University's recent decision not to recognize collective bargaining efforts by a group of graduate students, who identify as "graduate workers." Georgetown joins other private schools, including Loyola University Chicago and University of Chicago, in arguing that graduate students shouldn't be considered employees. 

Justice Action Bulletin: Nativity scene highlights gun violence; Dream Act support

The latest news on active nonviolence includes the arrest of participants during a demonstration supporting the Dream Act; remembering activist Dean Pappas; and pipeline protesters' day in court.

Links for 12/12/17

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe; E.J. Dionne warns about questioning Mueller's integrity; Cultural trend to never say 'I was wrong'

Whether Hollywood or the Vatican, patriarchy gives men license to abuse

Grace on the Margins: Lately it feels like every day another a man vanishes from the limelight, as if taken by a plague. But in these cases, the pestilence was of their own making. Let's call it like it is: It's patriarchy.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a feast for Byzantine Catholics, too

The Dec. 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was added to the Byzantine Catholic calendar in 1999, one of only four feasts added in the past 20 years.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: It seems Francis himself has recognized the humor inherent in being pope. "Francis," the comic strip, picks up on that cue.

Default must be to trust the victim

We say: Now is the time for all of us, but especially for institutions and workplaces, to seize the societal shift these individual stories are creating, to change policy, to trust the accusation first, and to ensure a safe atmosphere for open conversation.

Trump's Jerusalem declaration blurs path to peace in Holy Land

In the wake of President Donald Trump announcing formal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, longtime observers react with apprehension, while other express appreciation.