Seattle Archdiocese Database Is Hacked; Up to 90,000 Affected

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The Archdiocese of Seattle has issued an urgent warning after hackers hit one of its databases, stealing confidential information regarding up to 90,0000 employees and volunteers at parishes, schools and agencies throughout the archdiocese.The hackers have used personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, to file fax tax returns.  Already more than a dozen victims in the Chancery office and parish offices have learned that fraudulent tax returns were filed in their … [Read more...]

A Good Idea Morphs Into “Skinhead Barbie”?

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A few days ago, I posted an article about L’Osservatore Romano’s expressed support for “Bald Barbie.”  In a weekend column, the Vatican newspaper had encouraged Mattel to consider selling the hairless doll in stores, for the benefit of children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or illness.A reader sent me this link from the Orlando-Sentinel: KISSIMMEE – A "skinhead" Barbie doll, … [Read more...]