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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...