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SWAN AT SUNSET – A swan moves quietly through the water at sunset last December in the Chesapeake Bay near Cambridge, Md. A 2005 EPA study was among the first in the country to demonstrate that a slurry of hormones, including those from birth-control pills, and antibiotics, caffeine and steroids is coursing down the nation’s waterways, threatening fish and contaminating drinking water. (Courtesy of Tom Lorsung/
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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Daniel 6:12-28
These men came along in a body and found Daniel praying and ... Read More

Psalm, Daniel 3:68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
Bless the Lord, dew and snow-storm, praise and glorify him for ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 21:20-28
'When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you must ... Read More

Saint of the Day

November 26 Saint of the Day

St. John Berchmans
November 26: Eldest son of a shoemaker, John was born at Diest, Brabant. ... Read More