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Dr. Victoria Riskin, a human rights supporter, was both globally and locally honored as one of California's "Women of the Year" on Monday.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (Catholic Online) - Riskin was among women throughout California that was honored by the state's Legislative Women's Caucus.
Once a year, the California Legislative Women's Caucus pushes each assembly-member to select one woman who lives in his or her district that has made a significant impact on the district.
Dr. Riskin was chosen by assembly-member Das Williams for her work, which he says "has laid the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change to bring greater justice and security to people around the world."
Today, Riskin serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for Antioch University in Santa Barbara.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.