New today: The Borgias, foster care, making the most of Twitter

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 16Song of Solomon 5:9-6:31 Corinthians 15:1-11

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Saint Mark the Evangelist (Lutheran, Episcopal, and Catholic calendars), Saint RusticusWilliam Cowper.

New today from the Century

Papal indulgence, by Jason Byassee. The Borgias series has a human, believable Pope Alexander VI. But it misses opportunities to make more of holiness as well as of sin.

Getting ready to age out, by Debra Bendis. Each year 250,000 of these kids leave foster care; each year only 22 foster care kids graduate from college. Assisting these kids is a task only for the toughest and most tenacious—who are also creative and compassionate.

How to make the most of Twitter, by April Yamasaki. Here are my best tips on how I’ve managed to make the most of Twitter without getting lost in an endless stream of tweets.

Scenes from the Lives of Sts. Stephen and Lawrence,” with art selection and commentary by Heidi J. Hornik and Mikeal C. Parsons

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