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Catholic Colleges Brace for Pope's Criticism

Free-thinking academics anticipate call to toe the line

(Newser) - Pope Benedict XVI’s April address to top Catholic educators is likely to be a call to observe church teachings more closely, reports the Washington Post. All but 20 of the 235 American Catholic colleges and universities are too freethinking to suit the Vatican, says one expert, and the situation... More »

FCC Asked to Stop Text Censoring

Net neutrality advocates object to providers blocking messages

(Newser) - Consumer groups have banded together to lobby the FCC to prevent cellphone companies from blocking text messages, the Washington Post reports. The issue of carriers censoring messages from political groups and competing services has become the latest front in the net neutrality campaign. Consumers Union and other advocates are insisting... More »

Verizon Backs Off, Will Allow Naral Texts

Company had turned down abortion rights group’s messaging

(Newser) - Verizon has reversed its refusal to let Naral send text messages over its system, after previously banning the abortion rights group’s content as “controversial or unsavory.” The wireless service provider was apologetic about last week’s decision, saying it had misinterpreted “a dusty internal policy,”... More »

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