Dear readers,

It’s been another full news day, with interesting and some heartening developments to report.

Some encouraging notes from Spain as the gruesome reality of abortion has forced a national rethink on the issue.  The courage of Archbishop Burke is an inspiration, particularly at this time of year.

There are a number of items where you can make a difference.  Note the action items on the USCCB reviewer story and that of the Quebec Mayor.

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