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Well, I can't believe it has been this long since I have posted a blog. A big mea culpa to all of you! I must admit that the last part of October and all of November was a whirlwind of activity, travel, and production. That is my excuse and I hope you accept it. As an olive branch, however, Iwould like to offer you a snapshot of what has been happening in our apostolate as well as in my personal life.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has ordered all scientists and federal agencies involved in manipulating data to prove their theories of man-made global warming to “retain [related] documents” pending an investigation.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican has announced that Mary Ward, a British nun and vocal proponent of women’s rights, who founded the Institute of Mary sisters in the 17th century, will be declared “Venerable.”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In his homily at Vespers in the Vatican Basilica last evening, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged the faithful to use the season of Advent to slow down, live more in the present moment and experience the presence of God in the everyday events of our lives.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Citing an example where a church was sold and then transformed into a strip club, the new president of the Pontifical Council for Culture is urging bishops not to sell churches to organizations that will transform them into nightclubs.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Catholic bioethicists says the newly revealed case of a paralyzed man who was misdiagnosed as comatose for 23 years and is communicating again proves the wisdom of Catholic teaching on the duty to provide sustenance to the comatose.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Officials at a key global-warming research center in the United Kingdom have authenticated e-mails and other documents obtained by hackers in which scientists discuss how to manipulate or suppress evidence that discredits the theory of global warming.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Gay activists in the District of Columbia have launched a new website on which they encourage citizens to report priests who may be gay or otherwise "romantically involved," but only if the priest has supported the Church's position on same-sex marriage.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A leading employer’s group in the UK says shutting the office down for the Christmas holiday may be seen as discriminatory by non-Christians, so employers should say they’re shutting down to cut costs because so many employees take off. But those companies that can’t shut for the holiday shouldn’t worry because Christians deserve no special privileges.
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