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Friday, March 20, 2009
Sorry I didn't post about the Feast of St. Joseph. I was on the road, celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph.

All right now:

Q. Could anything make me think the Pope is wrong about condoms and Africa?
A. How about if Harvard says he's right?

Seriously, folks -- via K-Lo at NRO: Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, says “The pope is correct, or put it a better way, the best evidence we have supports the pope’s comments."