80% of Americans Say Faith Important in Daily Life

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In the wake of the recent ruling by a Wisconsin judge that the National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional, eight out of ten Americans told pollster Rasmussen that faith is at least somewhat important in their daily lives with 64 percent saying they believe the ruling of judges is more anti-religious than the Founding Fathers intended.

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UK Apologizes for Crude Pope Memo

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Officials of the British government have issued a formal apology to Pope Benedict XVI after an internal memo was leaked to the press in which the UK Foreign Office joked about things the pope might do during his September trip – such as open an abortion clinic, set up a hotline for abused children, or bless a gay marriage.

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Vatican to Fund Adult Stem Cell Research

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The Vatican has agreed to provide financial support to help establish the International Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium, a project that will investigate the potential use of some of the most unique stem cells found in the human body.

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SEC Officials Viewed Porn While Economy Collapsed

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In a memo released last night by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the government agency in charge of overseeing the country’s financial institutions, officials report that senior staffers were spending hours viewing porn during office hours. 

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Pentagon Rescinds Invitation to Franklin Graham

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Complaints about comments made about Islam by evangelist Franklin Graham in the wake of Sept. 11 have caused the Pentagon to rescind its invitation to the preacher to attend its May 6 National Day of Prayer event.

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ACORN Boss Praises Socialism and Condemns Tea Party as Racist

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The head of the embattled community organizing group, ACORN, told a group of young people that they should be proud to call themselves socialists and used the rise of the Tea Party movement to warn about increased racial persecution in the days ahead.

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Somatic Exercises

 

TV asks: “Just need a quick yes or no. Have been following your new age practices series. Was doing “Catholic” yoga. . .  stopped that, got cleansed,  but how about Somatic Exercises? They do have a “cat stretch” routine that doesn’t resemble yoga at all that I can see. But want to know before I start. I need something slow and gentle for health reasons.”

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