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  • Bush Supporter Sues RNC Over 'W' Logo

    04/18/2005 11:48:20 AM PDT · by patent · 124 replies · 2,188+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 18, 2005 | By DAVID KOENIG,
    Bush Supporter Sues RNC Over 'W' Logo 6 minutes ago Add to My Yahoo! U.S. National - AP By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press Writer DALLAS - A supporter of President Bush is suing the Republican National Committee and one of its suppliers, claiming they stole his design for the ubiquitous "W" bumper sticker logo in the 2004 campaign. Photo AP Photo Jerry Gossett of Wichita Falls says he pitched his design for a logo to the RNC's supplier of campaign materials, The Spalding Group of Lexington, Ky., in 2001 and to the RNC in 2003, and was turned down. But...
  • INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT (regarding the funeral of Pope John Paul II)

    04/08/2005 12:36:46 PM PDT · by patent · 62 replies · 1,773+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary | 04-08-2005 | THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 8, 2005 INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT BY THE TRAVEL POOL Aboard Air Force One En route Waco, Texas 8:29 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Listen, were you there in person? THE PRESS: Yes. THE PRESIDENT: One, I'm really glad I came. There was never any question I would come. Last night we hosted a reception at the embassy for many of the leaders of the Catholic Church at home, and they were very grateful that I came, and Laura came, and Dad came, and President Clinton came, and...
  • Five Pacers among 10 charged from NBA brawl

    12/08/2004 12:24:26 PM PST · by patent · 4 replies · 526+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/8/04 | AFP
    Five Pacers among 10 charged from NBA brawl 20 minutes ago AUBURN HILLS, United States (AFP) - Prosecutors charged five National Basketball Association players and five spectators who fought in a November 19 brawl with assault and battery counts. Indiana Pacers players Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Anthony Johnson and David Harrison each received one misdemeanor assault and battery count for their actions. Teammate Jermaine O'Neal received two assault and battery charges for hitting both an usher and a spectator who had come onto the floor during the melee in the final seconds of the NBA game against Detroit. Each misdemeanor...
  • Child Advocates Win $27M Calif. Lottery

    12/07/2004 1:11:36 PM PST · by patent · 20 replies · 687+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/7/04 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Child Advocates Win $27M Calif. Lottery 29 minutes ago By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - All too often, the ring of Debi Faris-Cifelli's cell phone means there is another abandoned newborn at the morgue, another forsaken child for her to name and bury in a shoebox-size coffin under a white cross in the California desert. Last week, though, Faris-Cifelli — who has had to rely on donations, grants and fund-raisers to give babies a decent burial — got a very different call. She had won the California lottery; the jackpot: $27 million. "Maybe it's the children saying,...
  • How to Vote Authentically Catholic (Convention before Dem. convention - July 25 -Boston)

    07/20/2004 11:52:59 AM PDT · by patent · 29 replies · 1,253+ views
    Vote ^ | July 20, 2004 | Vote Catholic
    Election 2004: How to Vote Authentically Catholic with Fr. Frank Pavone, President, Priests for Life Justice Joseph Nolan, Ret. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Marc Balestrieri, canon lawyer, expert in defense of Church doctrine 30 million voting Catholics have the power to transform our country. We can make it more supportive of life, families, and the poor. But, “voting Catholic” does not mean voting for "Catholic" politicians who oppose Church values on abortion, marriage, and human dignity. Now is the time for faithful Catholics to make their voices heard! · Hear from Catholic leaders how to truly vote consistent with...
  • Pacification of Iraq Seen as Priority

    05/29/2004 9:38:54 AM PDT · by patent · 2 replies · 32+ views ^ | MAY 27, 2004 | Rome's Zenit News
    Pacification of Iraq Seen as Priority VATICAN CITY, MAY 27, 2004 ( Opponents of the war in Iraq should help in the country's pacification, says a Vatican official. Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, Vatican secretary for relations with states, made that affirmation in an interview today with the newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, in advance of the June 4 visit by U.S. President George Bush to the Pope. "The United States has a primary role today at the international level and because of this, a commitment is also expected of it that measures up to the moral values that belong to the...
  • Poll: Rice testimony yields mixed results for White House

    04/09/2004 11:33:23 AM PDT · by patent · 24 replies · 85+ views
    cnn ^ | Friday, April 9, 2004 | cnn
    <p>CNN/TIME magazine conducted the telephone poll Thursday night, after national security adviser Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the 9/11 commission.</p> <p>Forty percent of the 1,000 Americans polled said that the administration, based on the information it had, could have done more to stop the terrorist attacks, compared with 54 percent in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted March 26-28.</p>
  • Man confesses murder after seeing "Passion of the Christ"

    03/26/2004 11:11:21 AM PST · by patent · 12 replies · 746+ views
    AFP ^ | March 26, 2004 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A Texas man confessed to killing his pregnant girlfriend, whose death was originally ruled suicide, after watching the controversial film "Passion of the Christ", reports said. Dan Leach, 21, walked into a sheriff's office in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, to admit he made the killing of 19-year-old Ashley Wilson in January look like suicide, police told US media. "It's a very strong movie," Lieutenant Jim Pokluda of Fort Bend County' sheriff's department, told the Los Angeles Times. "It would make a man think twice about any sin that he has committed." The Times said...
  • Anglicans Chastise North Americans on Homosexuality (a severe tongue lashing or something?)

    10/16/2003 3:28:18 PM PDT · by patent · 14 replies · 152+ views ^ | Oct. 16, 2003 | Gideon Long
    Anglicans Chastise North Americans on Homosexuality By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - The world's leading Anglican clerics said Thursday that clergy in the United States and Canada threatened church unity by defying conservative policy on homosexuality, but stopped short of expelling them as some conservatives had sought. After two days of crisis talks in London, the 37 clerics said in a statement they "deeply regret" the actions of U.S. Episcopalians for electing openly gay cleric Gene Robinson as a bishop and of Canadian Anglicans for voting to allow same-sex unions. "These actions threaten the unity of our own communion," they...
  • Faith Fades Where It Once Burned Strong (Europe/christianity)

    10/13/2003 11:49:52 AM PDT · by patent · 20 replies · 763+ views
    NYTImes ^ | October 13, 2003 | FRANK BRUNI
    Faith Fades Where It Once Burned Strong By FRANK BRUNI Published: October 13, 2003 ROME, Oct. 12 — Like many Italians in decades and childhoods past, Giampaolo Servadio used to go to Roman Catholic Mass every week. He even served as an altar boy. But last Sunday morning, as church bells tolled around this city of storied cathedrals, he followed a different ritual: he went running. It struck him as a more relevant use of time. "The church seems really out of step," said Mr. Servadio, 39, mentioning issues like birth control and questioning the very utility of prayer. "I...
  • The Grammar of Dissent

    04/23/2003 3:03:42 PM PDT · by patent · 7 replies · 25+ views
    TCR ^ | By Leon J. Suprenant, Jr.
    The Grammar of Dissent By Leon J. Suprenant, Jr. Someone once complained to St. Thomas More about his use of the word &#8220;heresy,&#8221; arguing that it&#8217;s not a nice word. St. Thomas&#8217; response was that it&#8217;s not a nice thing. Today we hear about fashionable sins, such as intolerance or sexism, or about publicized sins, such as child sex abuse or corporate theft, or about perennial sins, such as lying or cheating. But we don&#8217;t hear too much about heresy. It&#8217;s not a nice word. In fact, we hear so little about it, we might think that the thing itself...
  • Greenspan would accept Bush nod for new term

    04/23/2003 1:20:31 PM PDT · by patent · 8 replies · 111+ views
    cbsmarketwatch ^ | 4:05pm 04/23/03 | By Rachel Koning
    Greenspan would accept Bush nod for new term By Rachel Koning Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday he would accept another term as head of the central bank if President Bush makes a formal nomination. "If President Bush nominates me, and the Senate confirms his choice, I would have every intention of serving," Greenspan said in a statement. President Bush earlier this week commended Greenspan's job and said he was interested in keeping the 77-year-old Greenspan on longer at the Fed when his current term as chairman ends next year. Greenspan said he "greatly appreciates" Bush's confidence but...
  • Greenspan lauds Reagan-era reform

    04/09/2003 11:42:56 PM PDT · by patent · 5 replies · 71+ views ^ | April 9, 2003 | By Rachel Koning,
    Greenspan lauds Reagan-era reformFed chief makes no comment on current economy, rates By Rachel Koning, CBS.MarketWatch.comLast Update: 8:20 PM ET April 9, 2003 SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (CBS.MW) -- Thanks to reforms launched during the Ronald Reagan administration, a flexible U.S. economy was outfitted to withstand shocks of the past three years that previously would have been "debilitating," Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday. That flexibility included allowing an independent Fed, then chaired by Paul Volcker, to set low inflation targets that risked weakening the economy in the short term -- potentially political suicide, according to the chairman's speech."That...
  • Doug Grow: Banned from pulpit but still a believer

    04/04/2003 8:31:26 AM PST · by patent · 16 replies · 109+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | April 3, 2003 | Doug Grow the deceiver
    <p>The archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis apparently doesn't think his flock has anything to learn from a man who travels throughout the country to deliver a message of love.</p> <p>Mel White, a national leader in attempting to make Christian churches more hospitable to gays, was to have given the homily at the 9 and 11 a.m. masses at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in south Minneapolis Sunday. But on Monday, St. Joan officials telephoned White to tell him that Archbishop Harry Flynn was forbidding him to use the St. Joan's pulpit.</p>
  • Saddam Hussein tapes were made before war started

    04/03/2003 2:30:34 PM PST · by patent · 98 replies · 646+ views
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2003 | CNN
    -- U.S. intelligence analysis determines tapes shown on Iraqi TV of Saddam Hussein were made before war started, CNN has learned. Watch CNN or log on to, AOL Keyword:CNN for the latest news.
  • Bad Seed or Bad Science: The Story of the Notorious Jukes Family

    02/08/2003 5:55:12 PM PST · by patent · 16 replies · 1,725+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Feb. 8, 2003 | By SCOTT CHRISTIANSON
    [Patent’s note (and paraphrase): Meet the old boss, same as the new boss. I’m posting a couple examples of bad science or bad statistical studies in favor of killing or maiming the weak and unwanted. It always seems to be little more than a conclusion in search of sufficient facts to justify the immorality they want to commit anyway. We get these “studies” which are then used to justify cultural changes, legislation or court decisions cramming immoral acts down our throats. I wonder how much longer the West will be so in love with science that we let it tell...
  • Friar's beatification will test Vatican's bridges to Islam

    01/18/2003 10:34:41 PM PST · by patent · 29 replies · 48+ views ^ | January 18 2003 | Desmond O'Grady
    Friar's beatification will test Vatican's bridges to Islam By Desmond O'Grady in Rome January 18 2003 John Paul II is likely to offend many Muslims with his decision to beatify Father Mario D'Aviano, who defended Christian Europe against invading Turks in the 17th century.D'Aviano, a Capuchin friar, inspired Christian forces to rout the Turks, who were besieging Vienna and threatening to overrun Europe. As a champion of Europe's Christian identity, he is not appreciated by contemporary Islamic fundamentalists: security measures will be particularly rigorous when he and five other people are beatified at St Peter's on April27.The Pope could have deferred...
  • Joseph Ratzinger Is New Dean of College of Cardinals

    12/04/2002 9:28:40 AM PST · by patent · 10 replies · 298+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2002-12-01 | Zenit
    Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome Code: ZE02120105 Date: 2002-12-01 Joseph Ratzinger Is New Dean of College of Cardinals Replaces Cardinal Gantin of Benin VATICAN CITY, DEC. 1, 2002 ( Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is now also the new dean of the College of Cardinals, the Vatican Press Office announced. The election, approved by the Pope, was carried out by a group of cardinals -- those who belong to the Order of Bishops. The Bavarian cardinal replaces Benin's Cardinal Bernardin Gantin...

    12/03/2002 2:27:11 PM PST · by patent · 12 replies · 7+ views
    Catholic World News Brief ^ | 26-November-2002 | Catholic World News Brief
    NEW SPLIT AMONG UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX KIEV, Nov 26, 02 ( -- Ukraine, which until recently had three groups claiming to represent the country's Orthodox population, now has a fourth.A former deacon of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOCK), who emigrated several years ago to the US, has returned to Ukraine to proclaim his role as "Metropolitan Moyisey of Kiev." The latest man to lay claim to the mantle of leadership among the Orthodox people of Ukraine says that he leads the Rightful Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox National Church. Until his sudden return to Ukraine, that body existed only...
  • Major Catholic university, college town set for Florida (Jeb Bush quoted as well)

    11/20/2002 9:45:39 AM PST · by patent · 78 replies · 4,942+ views
    Ave Maria U. ^ | 11/20/2002 | Ave Maria U.
    Major Catholic university, college town set for Florida NAPLES, FLA. (November 20, 2002) - Officials today announced a new Catholic university will be built east of Naples, Fla., with a new town to support it.  The new school, Ave Maria University, will be an academic center of international scope founded on Catholic religious beliefs and committed to developing a Division I-caliber athletics program. It will be the first major new Catholic university to be founded in the United States in 40 years.  Officials at Ave Maria said they expect to draw outstanding students from all 50 states as well as from...
  • ‘This is the worst night I have had’

    11/06/2002 8:48:00 AM PST · by patent · 50 replies · 283+ views
    Argus Leader ^ | 11/06/2002 | DAVID KRANZ
    ‘This is the worst night I have had’By DAVID KRANZArgus Leaderpublished: 11/06/2002 Daschle ponders changes power shift will bring A power shift in the U.S. Senate will bring some noticeable changes, including a more aggressive attitude toward Saddam Hussein, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Wednesday. Daschle lost his leadership position soon after Republicans took control of the Senate in a surprising national election night success. “It is too early to tell what will happen on Iraq, but you will probably see a far more hawkish position, and confrontational tone to their approach,” Daschle said. Daschle credited President Bush...
  • Cellphones and Caller ID Are Making Pollsters' Jobs Harder

    11/04/2002 11:14:44 PM PST · by patent · 12 replies · 218+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 11-05-2002 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Cellphones and Caller ID Are Making Pollsters' Jobs HarderBy ADAM NAGOURNEY A rapid rise in the use of cellphones and caller identification technology, along with telemarketing calls that are chasing Americans from their telephones, is making political polling more difficult and increasingly less reliable, pollsters say. A result this Election Day is that it is harder than ever for pollsters to find voters and to get them to say how they intend to vote. Pollsters say a problem that they first began noting 10 years ago, as Americans realized that answering machines could be used to screen out unwanted solicitations,...
  • The Catholic Vote

    10/31/2002 10:50:00 AM PST · by patent · 68 replies · 3,484+ views
    EWTN ^ | Various dates, Election 2002 | EWTN, various
    Patent's note: What follows is a collection of articles EWTN posted on voting. They authorize you to forward it as you like:Feel free to print out and distribute any of the above to friends and family. I encourage you to send this to other Catholics you know. Please get out and vote. Drag your neighbors, unless they are libs. Drag your family. Talk them into voting pro-life if they are wavering, don't be afraid to get active and talk to people about it. There are too many close races this year, please make every effort to get to the polls,...
  • John Paul II is history's champion saintmaker

    10/03/2002 9:31:15 AM PDT · by patent · 34 replies · 137+ views
    USAToday ^ | Oct. 3, 2002 | Cathy Lynn Grossman
    <p>John Paul II is a saint machine.</p> <p>The 82-year-old pontiff heads into his 24th year of papacy this month having named an astonishing 463 saints -- so far. On Sunday, he declares yet one more.</p> <p>For Roman Catholics, who believe God makes saints and the pope discerns them, this is one eagle-eyed pope. He has recognized more saints than any pope in history -- more, in fact, than all the popes of the past four centuries combined.</p>
  • Scandal Time III (Richard John Neuhaus)

    09/26/2002 10:17:12 PM PDT · by patent · 14 replies · 294+ views
    First Things ^ | August/September 2002 | Richard John Neuhaus
    Scandal Time III Richard John Neuhaus So, will there be further installments of this running commentary, Scandal Time IV through XIV, ad infinitum? Maybe not. After the Dallas meeting of bishops, some believe that while the fire is not extinguished, it appears to be contained. Dallas was about many things--there were moving, even inspiring, moments, and occasional hints of something like renewal--but the meeting was chiefly about damage control. By that measure it may be judged a limited success. If that turns out to the case, it is no little achievement. Although, as we shall see, it might have been...
  • Restoration of Shroud of Turin is Completed

    09/24/2002 12:24:42 PM PDT · by patent · 15 replies · 2,473+ views
    EWTN ^ | 22-September-2002 | Zenit
    RESTORATION OF SHROUD OF TURIN IS COMPLETED Patches and Additions RemovedTURIN, Italy, SEPT. 22, 2002 ( The figure of the crucified man imprinted on the Shroud of Turin can now be more clearly seen, following its restoration by experts.At the official presentation of the restored shroud Saturday, Cardinal Severino Poletto, archbishop of Turin, explained that the purpose of the work was to guarantee the conservation of the cloth. The work involved the removal of patches sewn on the shroud 470 years ago.The cardinal, who is the relic's pontifical custodian, said that the restoration was carried out with the permission of...

    09/12/2002 7:27:20 AM PDT · by patent · 10 replies · 1+ views
    EWTN ^ | 11-September-2002 | Vatican Information Service
    MICHIGAN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE STRESSES ABORTION AS PRIMARY VOTING ISSUE LANSING, Michigan, Sep 11, 02 ( - The Michigan Catholic Conference announced on Monday that a Catholic voters guide identifying abortion as the primary issue in voting was distributed to all 804 Catholic parishes in the state. "The statement is designed to serve as an educational tool for Catholic voters in Michigan," said Sister Monica Kostielney, President and CEO of the MCC.The guide, called "A Catholic View to Election 2002" says, "The Gospel of Life affirms that while the rights of the human person are championed and the value of life...

    09/12/2002 7:24:59 AM PDT · by patent · 16 replies · 82+ views
    EWTN ^ | 11-September-2002 | News Agency
    EXPULSION OF CATHOLIC PRIESTS FROM RUSSIA ESCALATES Father Edvard Maszkiewicz Is Latest VictimROME, SEPT. 11, 2002 ( While the Vatican was protesting the latest expulsion of a Catholic priest from Russia, authorities there were expelling yet another one.Following the expulsion over six months of a Catholic bishop and other priests, sources of the Church in Russia reported that Father Edvard Maszkiewicz, a Polish Salesian, was impeded Tuesday from returning to his parish.Father Maszkiewicz, a parish priest in Rostov-on-Don, in southern Russia, was detained for several hours by the police on the border with Byelorussia, when he was returning by car...

    09/09/2002 1:58:36 PM PDT · by patent · 14 replies · 342+ views
    EWTN ^ | 5-Sep-2002 | EWTNews Feature Story
    RUSSIA'S PUTIN REBUFFS POPE ON EXILLED BISHOP MOSCOW, Sep 5, 02 (KESTON/ -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected a request from Pope John Paul II for help in restoring a Catholic bishop to the Siberian diocese from which he was expelled early this year, CWN and Keston News Service have learned.In a letter to Pope John Paul that was written more than a month ago, but has not been made public, the Russian leader turned down the Pope's request for help, and failed to offer any plausible explanation for the bishop's expulsion.Although the exact content of Putin's message to...
  • The fast and the faithful

    09/09/2002 1:35:39 PM PDT · by patent · 9 replies · 211+ views
    JSonline ^ | Sept. 4, 2002 | TOM HEINEN
    The fast and the faithful Dolan quickly goes to radio ads to advocate service to church By TOM HEINENof the Journal Sentinel staff Last Updated: Sept. 4, 2002 Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan has burst out of the cathedral into everyday life, drawing large crowds at parish visits and, on the day after his installation, launching a radio ad campaign for one of his top priorities: vocations. Quotable For me, this is a time to go to the housetops. This is the time to be filled with all the energy and enthusiasm and creativity that we can get. - Archbishop Timothy...
  • Schismatic Cleric To Attempt "Ordination" of Latin American Women (He's Baaaackkk!)

    08/23/2002 8:11:17 AM PDT · by patent · 31 replies · 113+ views
    EWTN ^ | 21-Aug-2002 | EWTNews Brief `
    SCHISMATIC CLERIC TO ATTEMPT "ORDINATION" OF LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN LIMA, Aug 20. 02 ( -- The renegade Argentinean cleric who attempted the "ordination" of six Catholic women in Austria earlier this summer will soon perform a similar ceremony for four Latin American women, a Peruvian magazine has reported.Caretas, a weekly edited in Lima, cited unnamed sources close to Romulo Antonio Braschi, a defrocked Argentinean Catholic priest and founder of the "Catholic-Apostolic Charismatic Church of Christ the King," saying that four Latin American women "are getting ready to be ordained on 2003 in Germany, with the support of some dissident bishops...
  • (Catholic) Cardinal (Keeler) Issues Clarification On Evangelization of Jews

    08/22/2002 11:59:09 AM PDT · by patent · 197 replies · 223+ views
    EWTN ^ | 21 Aug 2002 | EWTN news brief
    21-Aug-2002 -- EWTNews Brief CARDINAL ISSUES CLARIFICATION ON EVANGELIZATION OF JEWS BALTIMORE, Aug 20, 02 ( -- Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore has issued a statement of clarification regarding a document released last week on Catholic-Jewish relations. The cardinal's statement emphasized that the document, released by a joint committee of Catholics and Jews, was a working document rather than an authoritative statement of belief.The August 12 statement, entitled Reflections on Covenant and Mission, said that "campaigns that target Jews for conversion to Christianity are no longer theologically acceptable in the Catholic Church." The document, put forward by a working...
  • The Hierarchical Constitution of the Church

    07/25/2002 1:53:27 PM PDT · by patent · 9 replies · 167+ views
    Various sources | Various | Various, as listed below
    All, The subjects of obedience to our hierarchy, just when and how far a Catholic is expected to be loyal to a Bishop or Pope, and the extent of their authority seem to have come up quite a bit lately. I thought it might be a good idea to present a couple articles for discussion. Please feel free to add your own articles to this thread. I don’t present these as authoritative Church teachings, though a few of the quotes may be just that. Any bolded emphasis is probably mine, except in titles. The Hierarchical Constitution of the Churchby Pedro...
  • Britain Names a Liberal as Archbishop of Canterbury

    07/23/2002 8:28:42 AM PDT · by patent · 26 replies · 198+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Filed at 10:11 a.m. ET, July 23, 2002 | AP
    Britain Names a Liberal as Archbishop of CanterburyBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 10:11 a.m. ET LONDON (AP) -- Welsh archbishop Rowan Williams, a renowned theologian and outspoken opponent of U.S. policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, was chosen Tuesday to be the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans.Williams, who was chosen by Prime Minister Tony Blair, succeeds the Most Rev. George Carey, who is retiring on Oct. 31 after 11 years.``If there is one thing I long for above all else, it is that the years to come may see Christianity in this country...
  • World Youth Day pilgrims stream into Toronto, explore city, meet protesters

    07/22/2002 8:28:55 AM PDT · by patent · 16 replies · 231+ views
    CNEWS ^ | July 21, 2002 | CP
    July 21, 2002 World Youth Day pilgrims stream into Toronto, explore city, meet protestersTORONTO (CP) -- Hundreds of young pilgrims arriving for weeklong World Youth Day celebrations were greeted at Toronto's bustling Union Station by equally fervent young protesters Sunday.  Moments after streaming into the downtown train station to pick up registration packages, wide-eyed visitors were approached by youths handing out condoms and asking them to support Church reforms such as women's ordination.  Many pilgrims angrily threw the condoms and associated literature in the garbage.  "It's so condescending that they think we're naive and need to be liberated from sexual...
  • Group [of dissenting Catholics] hands condoms to arriving pilgrims [at world youth day].

    07/20/2002 12:40:17 PM PDT · by patent · 57 replies · 491+ views
    National Post ^ | Saturday, July 20, 2002 | Odile Nelson
    Group hands condoms to arriving pilgrims Catholic reformists: 'Don't leave it up to your Guardian Angel,' World Youth Day participants advised Odile Nelson National Post Saturday, July 20, 2002 A Catholic youth group distributed condoms to World Youth Day pilgrims at Pearson International Airport yesterday because it was concerned the delegates would not follow the Church's teaching of abstinence during next week's religious gathering."I think abstinence is a great thing for everybody who can manage that. But it doesn't work for everyone. It's not reality," Tobias Raschke, spokesperson for the International Movement We Are Church, said yesterday.The group seeks...
  • Ventura: 'I am not seeking reelection' (Minnesota)

    06/18/2002 10:04:54 AM PDT · by patent · 32 replies · 219+ views
    Mpls Red Star ^ | Published Jun 18, 2002 | Robert Whereatt
    <p>Gov. Jesse Ventura said today he will not seek a second term, saying the allegations that his son misused the governor's mansion for late-night parties at least partly influenced his decision.</p> <p>"I am not seeking reelection again," Ventura said during an appearance late this morning on Minnesota Public Radio. "I will not run again."</p>
  • Pope Accepts Resignation of Archbishop Accused of Assault

    05/24/2002 6:47:32 AM PDT · by patent · 34 replies · 265+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 24, 2002 | By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Pope Accepts Resignation of Archbishop Accused of Assault ope John Paul II has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee, the Vatican said today, a day after a man disclosed that the archbishop had sexually assaulted him when he was a 33-year-old graduate student, then paid him $450,000 in 1998 in a confidential settlement. The Vatican announced the decision without comment and gave the archbishop's age as the reason for the retirement. Archbishop Weakland submitted his request to resign in April after he turned the mandatory retirement age of 75. But he pressed the Vatican to speed...
  • Materialism breeds depression, makes happiness elusive

    05/23/2002 2:09:57 PM PDT · by patent · 29 replies · 483+ views ^ | Last Update: 12:01 AM ET May 23, 2002 | Thomas Kostigen
    A real downer Materialism breeds depression, makes happiness elusiveThomas Kostigen, CBS.MarketWatch.comLast Update: 12:01 AM ET May 23, 2002LOS ANGELES (CBS.MW) -- Dr. Richard Ryan and Dr. Tim Kasser say chasing money makes people mentally ill. Materialism breeds depression, not happiness -- and they have case studies to prove it.I tracked down Ryan at the University of Rochester in New York. Research papers, articles and discussions about "self determination" theory give me a good idea of what the two psych-oriented sociologists have discovered about the pursuit of affluence."When we started out, we were looking at people's value systems and their emphasis...
  • An Impossible Occupation

    05/13/2002 12:39:45 PM PDT · by patent · 21 replies · 42+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 12, 2002 | SCOTT ANDERSON
    An Impossible OccupationBy SCOTT ANDERSON hrough a crack in the drawn curtain of his third-floor perch, Yigal Kelman uses the magnified scope of his sniper rifle to study the Palestinian family that has emerged onto a rooftop terrace some 300 yards away. The family appears harmless enough -- a man in his early 40's, two younger women, an old lady with a white head scarf -- but the Israel Defense Forces have placed the town of Atil, in the West Bank, under a blanket curfew: no one allowed outside, and that includes on terraces. What makes Kelman especially nervous about...

    05/10/2002 1:50:01 PM PDT · by patent · 36 replies · 546+ views
    Zenit ^ | | Zenit
    POLAND WANTS GOD MENTIONED IN EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION WARSAW, Poland ( Poland´s three delegates to the European Convention will request that the continent´s future Constitution include an invocation to God and a reference to the Christian moral values that undergird Europe.This agreement was arrived at Wednesday during an unprecedented meeting between Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski, a former Communist; Cardinal Jozef Glemp, Polish primate; and Ministers and delegates of the government, also formerly Communist."In addition to social and economic values, the Polish Church wants the final document elaborated by the European Convention to be based on spiritual and ethical" values as well,...

    05/10/2002 1:48:17 PM PDT · by patent · 14 replies · 206+ views
    Zenit ^ | 10-May-2002 | News Agency
    U.S. PUSHING PRO-FAMILY STANCE AT CHILDREN´S SUMMIT Europeans Object to American Opposition to Abortion, Redefinition of FamilyNEW YORK, ( European leaders at the United Nations´ children´s summit accused the U.S. delegation of being stubborn because it wants to bar maneuvers supportive of abortion or anti-family values.Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who is leading the U.S. delegation, stood firm in private meetings Wednesday in the face of strong European objections to U.S. positions such as abortion and redefinition of the family, the Washington Times reported.European delegations are pushing for the redefinition of the family "in its various forms." Language...

    05/10/2002 1:40:53 PM PDT · by patent · 12 replies · 120+ views
    EWTN ^ | 9-May-2002 | LifeSite News
    PLANNED PARENTHOOD REPORTS 80 ABORTIONS FOR EVERY 1 ADOPTION REFERRAL NEW YORK, ( - Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed 79.3 abortions for every referral it made for adoption in 2000, according to its latest fact sheet. Over 98 percent of women who sought Planned Parenthood counsel opted for abortion, PPFA says, leading to 197,070 abortions. However, adoption referrals declined for the fourth consecutive year, from 9,200 in 1997 to 2,486 in 2000.Founded by Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) to promote contraception, the organization's abortion network now yields revenues estimated in the tens of millions of dollars. A staffer contacted a...

    05/03/2002 10:46:17 AM PDT · by patent · 56 replies · 636+ views
    EWTN ^ | 2-May-2002 | Vatican Information Service
    CONFESSION MUST BE FULL AND ABSOLUTION PERSONAL VATICAN CITY, MAY 2, 2002 (VIS) - Today in the Holy See Press Office, Cardinals Joseph Ratzinger and Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez and Archbishop Julian Herranz presented the Apostolic Letter In The Form Of Motu Proprio "Misericordia Dei" On Certain Aspects of the Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance. Cardinal Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, highlighted the personal nature of the Sacrament of Penance as underlined in the document. This means that both guilt and pardon "must be entirely personal." This aspect has become confused over the...

    05/03/2002 10:37:05 AM PDT · by patent · 10 replies · 49+ views
    EWTN ^ | 3-May-2002 | LifeSite News
    US ANNOUNCES PROBE INTO UNFPA INVOLVEMENT IN CHINA'S COERCIVE ABORTION PRACTICE Little Chance of Honest Compliance by the Communist Government with Investigation WASHINGTON, ( - The State Department announced yesterday the selection of a three-member team that will visit China this month to provide an assessment of the activities of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The release said the team will be gathering information to assist the Administration in determining whether or not the United Nations Population Fund's China program is in violation of Kemp-Kasten Amendment which forbids US funds from supporting coercive abortion. Independent clandestine investigations have found...
  • God Re-Floods Middle East

    04/30/2002 3:42:02 PM PDT · by patent · 16 replies · 178+ views
    The Onion ^ | May 1, 2002 | The Onion
          JERUSALEM—In what theological and meteorological authorities are calling "a wrathful display of Old Testament proportions," the Lord Almighty re-flooded the Middle East Tuesday, making good on last week's threat to wipe the region clean if there was not an immediate halt to the bloodshed between Arabs and Jews.   Above: A 200-foot wave bears down on Palestinians clashing with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Hebron.       The Lord made the decision to go ahead with His second Great Flood after last-ditch U.S.-Saudi peace initiatives were rejected Monday night.       "The...

    04/23/2002 1:34:59 PM PDT · by patent · 28 replies · 8+ views
    VIS ^ | APR 23, 2002 | VIS
    NEW COMMITTEE TO ASSIST CONGREGATION IN ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS VATICAN CITY, APR 23, 2002 (VIS) - Made public yesterday afternoon was a Message from the Holy Father to Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, on the occasion of the inaugural meeting of the 'Vox Clara' Committee, recently established by the congregation. The Pope recalls in his Message that the Vox Clara Committee "has been established to assist and advise the Congregation .... in fulfilling its responsibilities with regard to the English translations of liturgical texts. Representing the different continents...
  • Movie Distributors Win Injunction In Online Previews Case

    04/17/2002 2:14:07 PM PDT · by patent · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Newsbytes ^ | 04 Apr 2002, 9:31 PM CST | By Michael Bartlett, Newsbytes
    Movie Distributors Win Injunction In Online Previews Case By Michael Bartlett, NewsbytesCAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A.,04 Apr 2002, 9:31 PM CST A U.S. District Court has granted a request for a preliminary injunction by Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Miramax Film Corporation against video preview company Video Pipeline. Last week, Judge Jerome Simandle, of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, agreed with Buena Vista and Miramax's contention that Haddonfield, N.J.-based Video Pipeline should cease streaming videoclip compilations that copied scenes from Disney and Miramax movies. Buena Vista, a division of the Walt Disney Co. [NYSE:DIS], is the...
  • Pope's Letter Warns That Pharmaceuticals' Greed Leads to Unethical Medicines

    04/12/2002 8:14:57 AM PDT · by patent · 42 replies · 230+ views
    EWTN ^ | 12-Apr-2002 | -- LifeSite News
    12-Apr-2002 -- LifeSite News POPE'S LETTER WARNS THAT PHARMACEUTICALS' GREED LEADS TO UNETHICAL MEDICINES Says large investors putting little into ethical stem cell research because lower profits anticipatedVATICAN, ( - In a letter released publicly by the Vatican Thursday, Pope John Paul II warns that by the "pursuit of profit" the pharmaceutical industry has delved into unethical products such as the contraceptive pill, patches, morning after pills and abortion drugs. "The pharmaceutical industry has favoured research which has already placed on the world market products contrary to the moral good, including products which are not respectful of procreation and...
  • Pocketing Soft Money Before Pockets Are Sewn Up

    03/03/2002 8:20:43 PM PST · by patent · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NYTimes ^ | March 4, 2002 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and ALISON MITCHELL
    Pocketing Soft Money Before Pockets Are Sewn UpPocketing Soft Money Before Pockets Are Sewn Up By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and ALISON MITCHELL WASHINGTON, March 3 &#0151; With the Senate likely to approve landmark restrictions on political fund- raising and with Congress up for grabs, Republicans and Democrats are mounting an aggressive, last- ditch drive to collect unrestricted checks from wealthy donors before such donations are banned. The Republicans are exploiting three marquee figures to attract the large contributions: a popular wartime president, his strategically reclusive vice president and an iconic former mayor of New York. The schedule for President Bush ...