Vitamins and Herbs

Connie asks: “I have a question about using vitamins and herbs. I take a multivitamin, Vit E, Vit C, Acidolpholis, Calcium, Magnesium, and zinc daily. I also take for peri-menopause Black Cohosh Extract and Alpha Lipoic Acid(which has helped me greatly) daily. Would any of these vitamins or herbs be considered New Age and should I stop taking any of them?”

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Book Reveals New Details About Spirituality of Pope John Paul II

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A new book written by the man in charge of the process leading to the canonization of the late Pope John Paul II reveals that in addition to signing a document promising to resign should he ever become incurably ill, the late pontiff was also in the habit of mortifying himself with a belt and sleeping on a bare floor to practice self-denial.

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Feminists Petition CBS To Drop Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist 

A national coalition of women’s groups is calling upon CBS to cancel its plans to broadcast a pro-family commercial during the Super Bowl that features Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and the mother who opted to give him birth rather than follow her doctor’s advice to abort him.

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British Author Calls for “Euthanasia Booths” to Deal with Aging Population

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A British author worried about the coming “silver tsunami” of elderly people says the only way to cope with this “invasion of terrible immigrants” is to erect euthanasia booths on every street corner where the aged can go to commit suicide.

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Celebrity Cruises Says Priests No Longer Welcome

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A new policy enacted by Celebrity Cruises will end the company’s long tradition of carrying Catholic priests on its voyages. The move is sparking cries of bigotry from the Catholic League and has left many priests saddled with nonrefundable expenses for cruises they are no longer allowed to make.  

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