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July 2016

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

Peter Marshall
(Scottish clergyman, 1902-1949)

Special Interest

Highlights

  
Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights
Aleteia.org

National Dutch Radio has put together an online guided tour of Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych, the Garden of Earthly Delights. As depicted by Bosch, you have the Garden of Eden on one side of the triptych, the torments of hell on the other side, and in between the world of decadence and earthly pleasures. It’s quiet an amazing piece of art. View...


A New Kind of Intersection
Adrian Marshall
wired.com

Dubbed “diverging diamonds,” these fancy-looking road arrangements are a clever tool for neutralizing the most dangerous element of any high-speed intersection—left turns. At present there are 62 of these road configurations in 22 states, with more under construction. So, it might be wise to have a heads-up before you head out across country. Included with the article is a visualization of how the intersection works. Read...


The Internet: Privacy Fights Back
Denyse O’Leary
MercatorNet

There’s a crypto-war being waged right now and David Chaum is in the thick of it. In this article for MercatorNet, Denyse O’Leary highlights Chaum’s fight as well as others and why the benefits and risks of anonymous communication could have unimagined consequences. Read...

 

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Featured this month ...

Have a question about the Annual Accountability Statement program or just need the form? See the Policies page.

The USCCB has released its 2015 abuse audit report. Links to the report and various commentary are available at Child Protection.

Gain insight into where 4.8 million Syrian refugees have gone and some of the misconceptions of their plight at Immigration Resources

How much do you know about seasonal allergies? Find out at Health & Wellness

Highlighted this month are visa validity periods and Deferred Inspection Sites at Immigration Alerts

See who's going where at On the Trail

Look for events happening in the coming months at Datebook Plus

  

Moving ahead ...

July 1-31: Annual Accountability Statements
Now is a good time to review the frequently asked questions regarding this program. You’ll find answers to the FAQs
here as well a link to the AAS form if
you need it. The deadline to submit your report is July 31.

July 26-31: World Youth Day
The theme of the XXXI World Youth Day Krakow 2016 is: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7). The choice of Krakow and World Youth Day’s motto lead us to the Spark of Mercy. Krakow is widely known as the center of worship of God’s mercy. Information, schedules, travel info, and more is available on the official site for
WYD.

September 4: Canonization of Mother Teresa
The canonization will be held in Rome during the Sunday Mass celebrated as part of the Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy. Visit the Mother Teresa of Calcutta Center’s
official site to learn more about the tribute, program, tickets, and other useful information.

November 8: Presidential Election Day
Information on absentee voting for U.S. citizens abroad can be found on the
U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Consular Affairs
website. Deadlines to submit an absentee ballot vary from state to state. So it is important to also check with your own state’s election board (well) before November 8.

 

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