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Ten years of combat had made it clear that some of the military's gender-based restrictions were obsolete, defense officials noted. This conclusion was reached as battlefields faced by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan had no clear frontlines and no obvious ways to limit exposure to the fighting.
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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 11:1-10
A shoot will spring from the stock of Jesse, a new shoot will ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 72:1, 7-8, 12-13, 17
[Of Solomon] God, endow the king with your own fair judgement, ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 10:21-24
Just at this time, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

December 1 Saint of the Day

St. Eligius
December 1: Eligius (also known as Eloi) was born around 590 near Limoges in ... Read More