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National “Yoga Machine" Sells the "Spirituality of Style"

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A recent New York Times article documents a decline in the number of people attending yoga classes along with a rise in the number of people who are rebelling against the high-priced “yoga machine” that has overtaken the country in recent years.

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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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