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  • [CATH/ORTH CAUCUS] From Mediocrity to Magnificence: A Meditation on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    09/16/2010 2:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    What do you expect from your relationship to Jesus Christ? I have come to discover that many do not expect all that much. In effect they hope that faith can kind of help them “muddle through” life and offer them a few consolations that, perhaps things will be better some day, and in heaven. Others see the moral life described in the scriptures more as a duty than a description of the person being transformed by Jesus Christ. And because they see it as a list of duties,  rather than the result of grace, they tend to resent it, consider...
  • Maria Cantwell's Men: An Attempt at Documenting the Dating History of Washington's Junior Senator

    12/24/2013 12:38:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    seattle weekly ^ | 5/10/10 | Caleb Hannan
    Maria Cantwell is single, young (by Congressional standards) and, according to the Huffington Post, the sexiest Senator in the land. She's also, if the scurrilous gossip-mongers at The New York Post are to be believed, part of the reason CNBC correspondent and New York Times writer John Harwood's marriage is ending. Neither Harwood nor Cantwell confirmed the affair rumors to Page Six. But if its "D.C. insiders" are correct -- and really, who would ever question the validity of anonymous sources dishing to a gossip columnist -- then it wouldn't be the first time Cantwell's been linked to a married...
  • Will America Change to Accommodate Tyranny?

    04/19/2013 1:42:31 PM PDT · by STD · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/19/13 | STD
    Fundamentally opposed principalities and powers have been locked in a titanic ideologic death dance since the creation of this Free Republic. Destructive and divisive forces hate time tested traditions and any notion of orthodoxy. They prosper through the dark arts of guile, disinformation and deception. Striking always from behind the scenes, hidden behind the obvious are failed policies based upon submission to human frailty, greed and pride. Our Republic, draws it's strength from the consent of the righteous and the efforts of the exceptional. Empty class envy manifestos that guarantee results in life are a deadly poison. Shared success, class...
  • Poll: Santorum opens up double-digit national lead over Romney [week-old poll]

    02/26/2012 4:00:06 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 33 replies ^ | 02/20/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Rick Santorum has opened up a double-digit lead over rival Mitt Romney in Gallup's latest daily tracking poll. The survey finds Santorum with support from 36 percent of registered Republicans nationally, topping Romney at 26 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) follows at 13 percent, with Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 11 percent support.
  • Fidelity: Should It Matter? (Should marital fidelity matter in a political candidate?)

    01/24/2012 10:24:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2012 | Vaughan Starr
    Should marital fidelity matter in a political candidate? And yes, I am talking about Newt Gingrich. There are many who would scoff at the notion. Certainly, there were a large number present at the Republican primary debate who delighted in booing down John King when he questioned Gingrich on his ex-wife's allegations. A delight that was only surpassed when their favored excoriated the value of the question and the questioner, with a perfect fury that smacked more cold calculation than any true genuine emotion. For as Mr. Gingrich was undoubtedly already well aware, his greatest positive exposure throughout the campaign...
  • Gay 'Marriage' and Fidelity (Chuck Colson Alert!)

    07/13/2011 1:09:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 12, 2011 | Chuck Colson
    No doubt you’ve heard friends – even Christian friends – and you hear them say, “Well, why shouldn’t gays be able to marry like anyone else? What will it hurt? It won’t affect marriage, and it will help them build stable families.”Certainly that’s the line of thinking that won the day in New York, which just legalized so-called gay marriage.But nothing could be further from the truth, as illustrated by a recent New York Times article entitled “Married, With Infidelities.” The writer, Mark Oppenheimer, asked whether “we make unrealistic demands” on marriage. The “unrealistic demands” he's talking about are monogamy.For...
  • Prince Albert of Monaco faces paternity test after wedding (newly weds leave in "green car")

    07/02/2011 2:17:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 2, 2011 | Henry Samuels and Patrick Sawer
    The wedding was a glittering affair, the likes of which have not been seen since Prince Rainier III married Hollywood icon Grace Kelly in Monaco more than half a century ago. ....But as the couple took their vows, Prince Alberts colourful past threatened to overshadow the proceedings. It has now been revealed that, following the couple's civil ceremony, a senior palace official confirmed rumours that Prince Albert is likely to undergo the test after claims that he has fathered a third child. ....Albert already has a six-year-old son, Alexandre, through a former Togolese air hostess, Nicole Coste, and a 19-year-old...
  • Catholic, Classical, Complete: Atlanta Georgia's Holy Spirit College

    01/21/2011 6:06:54 AM PST · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/21/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Catholic Colleges and Universities are an indispensable missionary resource for the New Evangelization. The task we face in the West requires the solid preparation of young men and women, fully formed in the fullness of faith and equipped with the excellence which an only an authentically Catholic education can provide. That is why I am pleased to write about Catholic Colleges and Universities which are worthy of the name. In the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, From the Heart of the Church (Ex Corde Ecclesia) the Venerable John Paul II explained the vital link between the mission of the New...
  • Vanguard Ends Fidelity's Two Decade Reign as Largest Fund Family (by Assets)

    09/30/2010 7:14:42 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 2 replies
    The go go days of the 1990s was the heyday for growth oriented stock picking fund families like Fidelity. Their star manager system - led by legendary Peter Lynch - and huge funds (Lynch's Fidelity Magellan was once the largest in the country) made them the most prominent fund family in America. But the past decade has not been so kind as "close your eyes, throw a dart, long only is the way to go, and stocks just go up almost every year in a magical way" investing of 1983 to 1999 came to abrupt end in 2000. [Feb 5,...
  • Obama's Next Big Bank Bailout

    08/26/2010 11:07:47 PM PDT · by rebel_yell2 · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 27, 2010 | Rebel A. Cole
    With the ink of President Obama's signature on the Barney Frank-Chris Dodd financial reform bill barely dry, the next bank bailout already has begun. How can that be, you might ask? Weren't we promised that this "landmark" legislation would end bank bailouts? Weren't we promised that this legislation ushered in a new era of transparency on Wall Street? Could it be that the politicians lied to us? Say it ain't so - but it is. If this brings to mind the backdoor bailout of Wall Street banks by AIG, it should. At just these three big banks, the taxpayers are...
  • SEC Says New FinReg Law Exempts It From Public Disclosure

    07/28/2010 7:02:25 AM PDT · by Doogle · 72 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/28/10 | Dunstan Prial
    Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act. The law, signed last week by President Obama, exempts the SEC from disclosing records or information derived from "surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities." Given that the SEC is a regulatory body, the provision covers almost every action by the agency, lawyers say. Congress and federal agencies can request information, but the public cannot. That argument comes despite...
  • Tea Party Declares Itself Non-Violent

    04/21/2010 11:54:33 AM PDT · by STD · 46 replies · 764+ views
    In order to restate the obvious for consumption of the media here at home and around the world, the Tea Party USA has resolved to be a non-violent protest movement, which seeks to restore each citizen's Constitutional rights.Take the pledge of non-violence below. Show the world the only way forward.

    12/11/2009 7:45:06 PM PST · by freedomyes · 35 replies · 1,254+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Dec 11 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Jesus brought into the New Testament the same counsel for married couples.
  • It is Time for a Real Sexual Counter-Revolution

    09/16/2009 4:43:03 AM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies · 671+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/16/09 | Jennifer Hartline
    The sanctity of human life from the moment of conception throughout all of life up to and including a natural death is the only foundation our society will ever be able to stand upon if we hope to flourish as a truly free people. Its quite obvious our foundation is crumbling. To repair it, we must go back to square one and correct our ideas about sex. Unless we give sexual intercourse its due reverence, well never give human life its due reverence. The two can never be separated, as Pope Paul VI tried to tell the world in his...
  • CATHOLIC BY CHOICE: No to Dissent, Yes to Fidelity

    07/14/2009 3:11:38 PM PDT · by tcg · 8 replies · 683+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/15/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...There is so much good news which we need to proclaim about the Catholic Church. We need to raise our voices to be heard over the cacophany of dissent. We have the privilege of living in the age of the late Servant of God John Paul II and now receiving the extraordinary tutelage of Benedict the Builder. The ecclesial movements are flourishing, a sign of a new missionary age and a seed of springtime. New religious communities are being birthed and old ones are recovering their charisms and missionary impulse. New Catholic Colleges are being founded and older ones are...
  • Fidelity owed $12M for pension, benefit services ( General Motors )

    06/03/2009 10:01:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 925+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 1, 2009 | Jerry Kronenberg
    Boston-based Fidelity Investments is one of General Motors largest unsecured creditors, owed some $12 million for overseeing the auto giants pension plans and other employee benefits. GMs Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition yesterday listed Fidelity as the automakers 26th largest creditor, with $11,980,946 due. All told, GM listed $172.8 billion in debt. Fidelity and other vendors run GMs pensions, health insurance, workers compensation and other employee-benefit plans
  • Catholic Doctors Confirm Pope's Statement: Statistics Prove Condoms Ineffective Against HIV

    05/12/2009 9:23:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 1,439+ views
    life site news ^ | 05.12.09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    MANILA, Philippines, May 12, 2009 ( - A group of Catholic medical professionals based in the Philippines has stated that condom promotion has failed to curb the spread of AIDS. The group said that it agreed with a widely-criticized recent statement by Pope Benedict XVI in which he endorsed a renewed respect for sexuality in facing the AIDS epidemic, rather than condom use."Condoms are highly dangerous," said Yolly Eileen Gamutam, head of Asia's Catholic Association of Doctors, Nurses and Health Professionals (ACIM-Asia), in an article on the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines website."If we are promoting truthful public information...
  • Fidelity Investments holds big fundraiser for Barney Frank

    05/06/2009 12:25:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 85 replies · 4,305+ views ^ | 5/6/2009 | n/a
    US Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is probably among the most despised members of Congress these days. As Chairman of the House Banking Committee, most people have seen his arrogant, condescending manner in various television interviews over the past several months. Well, it turns out that not everyone is upset with ol' Barney. Boston-based Fidelity Investments wants to make sure that Frank wins his next election. So a few weeks ago they "reached out" to him and threw a fund-raiser for Frank at their downtown Boston offices, netting $28,000 for Frank's campaign fund, which was reported in the Boston Herald last...
  • Harvard AIDS Expert Says Pope is Correct on Condom Distribution Making AIDS Worse

    03/20/2009 10:30:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 1,590+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 19, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    Thursday March 19, 2009 Harvard AIDS Expert Says Pope is Correct on Condom Distribution Making AIDS Worse By John-Henry Westen March 19, 2009 ( - Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, has said that the evidence confirms that the Pope is correct in his assessment that condom distribution exacerbates the problem of AIDS. "The pope is correct," Green told National Review Online Wednesday, "or put it a better way, the best evidence we have supports the pope's comments." "There is," Green added, "a consistent association...
  • Holy Sex@40 Humanae Vitae stands the test of time.

    07/16/2008 10:51:52 AM PDT · by victim soul · 6 replies · 196+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 15, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Its the summer of talking about the summer of 68. And back during that infamous summer, there was sex an encyclical on sex, that is: Humanae Vitae, from Pope Paul VI, issued on July 25. Its message is being heard and misheard as much now as then. It would be for the benefit of all Catholics and non-Catholics alike to give it a 40th-anniversary look. Even Jessica Valenti, author of the new book Hes a Stud, Shes a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, might find it more helpful than shell care to...
  • Study Shows Christianity Makes Men Better Husbands and Fathers (Open)

    06/27/2008 3:02:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 200+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/27/08 | Tim Waggoner
    VIRGINIA, June 27, 2008 ( - In a research brief this month, Bradford Wilcox, a sociology professor at the University of Virginia, analyzed three national studies in order to discover if "there is any evidence that religion is playing a role in encouraging a strong family orientation among contemporary American men?" His research led him to conclude that men who regularly attend Christian services are engaged in happier and stronger marriages and are more involved in the lives of their children than men who do not. "70 percent of husbands who attend church regularly report they are 'very happy'...
  • You want radical? You got it

    05/09/2008 6:30:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies · 141+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 09 may 08 | David Harsanyi
    Supreme Court justices take an oath promising to "faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties . . . of the Supreme Court of the United States under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God." They do not take an oath to "faithfully and impartially perform all duties . . . except when personally offended, or when having pangs of empathy for the poor or trying to be a standup guy or gal." Listening to Barack Obama, you may think they do. And though the Bush administration cared little for the Constitution, the next...
  • Database admin at Fidelity National stole more data than thought

    07/27/2007 9:42:44 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 3 replies · 440+ views
    Computerworld ^ | July 26, 2007 | Jaikumar Vijayan
    July 26, 2007 (Computerworld) A senior database administrator at a subsidiary of Fidelity National Information Services who was responsible for defining and enforcing data access rights at the firm took data belonging to as many as 8.5 million consumers -- not 2.3 million, as originally disclosed by the company. The new number was disclosed yesterday in filings by Fidelity National with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company warned of the possibility that even more data may have been compromised in the breach. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Fidelity National, which is not connected with the more widely known mutual funds...
  • In D.C., Couples Mark a Love That Lasts, and Lasts . . .

    06/04/2007 6:08:34 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 464+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2007 | Jacqueline L. Salmon
    It's hard to believe that, in 2007, you can put 1,000 adults in one room and nobody is divorced. But that was the scene yesterday in the polished magnificence of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington, where more than 500 married couples from throughout Maryland and the District gathered to renew their wedding vows. And these weren't vows they had originally made five or 10 years ago. We're talking Olympic-level marriage achievement here. The ceremony for Catholic couples, hosted by the Archdiocese of Washington, was for couples who had been married 25 years...
  • What do you know or think about Fidelity Monitor newsletter

    04/11/2007 7:51:25 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 1 replies · 130+ views
    What is your experience with either the newsletter, or Weber Asset Management? Thanks.
  • To love somebody else's husband is not Christian - Miss Universe winner

    03/22/2007 7:22:12 AM PDT · by kawaii · 17 replies · 659+ views
    Interfax Religion ^ | 22 March 2007, 13:47 | interfax
    22 March 2007, 13:47 To love somebody elses husband is not Christian - Miss Universe winner Oxana Fyodorova Moscow, March 22, Interfax - Romantic feeling to someone who already has a family is contrary to the Christian commandments, the Miss Universe 2002 winner, TV presenter and actress Oxana Fyodorova thinks. To love somebody elses husband is not for me, it is not Christian! I would never consider mine a man who is already in relationship with another woman, Fyodorova said in her interview for Komsomolskaya Pravda daily published on Thursday. She told some married men attempted to court her. I...
  • Blue-eyed men prefer blue-eyed women: researchers

    10/23/2006 9:03:42 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 231 replies · 6,677+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-23-06 | Anon
    Blue-eyed men prefer blue-eyed women, apparently because eye color can help reveal whether their partner has been faithful, researchers said on Monday. "Before you request a paternity test, spend a few minutes looking at your child's eye color," Bruno Laeng and colleagues at the University of Tromso in Norway said in the study. Under the laws of genetics, two parents with blue eyes will always have blue-eyed children, it said. So a blue-eyed man can know his blue-eyed wife or partner has cheated on him if their child has brown eyes. "Blue-eyed men may have unconsciously learned to value a...
  • International AIDS Conference Opens in Toronto: Gates Booed For Mentioning Abstinence, Faithfulness

    08/14/2006 3:49:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 1,750+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/17/06 | John Jalsevac
    TORONTO, Canada, August 14, 2006 ( Canadas largest city, Toronto, is currently playing host to many of the worlds most influential movers and shakers as the worlds largest international AIDS conference gets underway. For the next five days approximately 24,000 delegates, including the Double-Bill Bill Gates and Bill Clinton will attend numerous seminars and speeches, all in an ostensible attempt to combat what Gates and other conference attendees are calling public enemy No. 1AIDS. The general flavour of the conference, however, was made abundantly clear during Gates opening remarks, where the thousands of delegates violently booed one...
  • GOP-leaning Fidelity tilts Democratic

    08/08/2006 7:18:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 823+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 8, 2006 | Brett Arends
    Something unusual is going on at Fidelity this election year. Employees at the conservative firm are on track to double their donations to the Democratic Party. And theyre not alone in the investment world. Overall, the Democrats are likely to bag their biggest share of Wall Street bucks this election since they held power back in 1994. The figures are tracked by the nonpartisan think-tank The Center for Responsive Politics. The facts? For the 2002 mid-term elections, Fidelity staff, their families and the companys Political Action Committee donated $159,262 in total to Democrats at the federal level. So far, in...
  • High Infidelity - What if three admitted adulterers run for president and no one cares?

    06/22/2006 3:37:41 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies · 1,167+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | July/August 2006 | Steve Benen
    Last month, The New York Times published a 2,000-word, front-page dissection of Bill and Hillary Clinton's marriage. It contained no real news, few named sources, and plenty of gossip masquerading as political coverage. Observing that the Clintons typically spend 14 days of each month together--hardly unusual for a couple that includes a senator and a peripatetic former president--the Times opted for the half-empty conclusion that the two lead "largely separate lives." The story also made an oblique reference to a Canadian politician named Belinda Stronach, the significance of which would likely be grasped only by insiders and people who read...
  • Whatever Happened To Fidelity?

    05/27/2006 11:02:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 202 replies · 3,140+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 5/23/06 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Broken promises are serious business. Every parent has heard the familiar childhood lament, But you promised! More often than not, the scene is highly emotional with bitter tears and anguish that rips your heart out. Sometimes there is blazing anger or hostility. All parents who have experienced such scenes mentally kick themselves for having created impossible expectations. Thankfully, relationships dont require perfection, but they do have to be based upon honesty and trust. There is a limit to the broken promises a relationship can absorb. Since we all stand in need of Gods forgiveness, there is no better time to...
  • Fidelity lost HP's employee data to impress HP

    03/24/2006 11:28:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 964+ views
    The Register ^ | Friday 24th March | Ashlee Vance
    New year, new job? Click here for thousands of tech vacancies.Given the recent spate of laptop losses affecting major companies, many of you have wondered why the likes of Fidelity and Ernst & Young would let crucial customer information leave their own servers and desktops in the first place. Well, in Fidelity's case, we've learned that the company had a really important demo to perform - one that apparently required it to load 200,000 HP workers' personal information on a laptop. The Register has obtained a copy of the FAQ that HP handed out to employees to explain the data...
  • No Fidelity to Hub: Up to 1,500 employees to exit

    01/06/2006 4:08:21 AM PST · by saveliberty · 27 replies · 1,243+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/6/2006 | Scott Van Voorhis and Jay Fitzgerald
    No Fidelity to Hub: Up to 1,500 employees to exitBy Scott Van Voorhis and Jay Fitzgerald Friday, January 6, 2006 - Updated: 12:14 AM EST The Hubs battered job base buckled yesterday, with Fidelity Investments confirming plans to export jobs to Rhode Island in a move that could pull as many as 1,500 workers out of downtown Boston. The move by one of Bostons oldest and largest employers, first reported in yesterdays Herald, will eventually send 800 workers to a new building in the works on Fidelitys growing, Smithfield, R.I., campus. In the meantime, 400 of those workers...
  • Silent Night (On the Troops,Excellent)

    12/17/2005 9:15:06 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 3 replies · 362+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12-17-2005 | Aliveritas
    An old friend asked me to join him for lunch the other day. Although wed stayed in touch over the years we had not had the opportunity to sit down together for years so this was something not to be missed. Because of my friends tight schedule we met at his office and it was both strange and reassuring to walk up the steps of his place of business. It had begun to snow heavily and already young men were busy shoveling off the sidewalk and strewing salt afterwards. My friend is Lieutenant General Dave Petraeus now commanding the Combined...
  • Ave Maria Quickly Becoming Top Catholic Law School.

    11/01/2005 5:20:14 PM PST · by dangus · 9 replies · 4,370+ views
    I was very impressed that Sam Alito had hired a clerk from Ave Maria Law School, which only recently opened. What a big feather in the law school's cap to have graduated someone who clerked for a future Supreme Court justice! So, I went to check just how well Ave Maria is being ranked as a law school. Surprisingly, it has (by my measure, which I detail following) already surpassed Georgetown University and has University of Notre Dame in its sites, as it strives to become the top Catholic law school in the country... as it remains the nation's most...
  • Death by Sex

    03/03/2005 6:29:40 AM PST · by NYer · 107 replies · 3,184+ views
    The Facti Is ^ | March 2005 | John Mallon
    As anyone involved in the 12-Step recovery culture knows: "Denial is not a river in Egypt." It does, however, appear to be a river flowing through present-day Western Culture. A recent study from the Journal Sexually Transmitted Infections showed that one in 100 American deaths is related to sexual behavior. Sexual ideologues from Planned Parenthood to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) relentlessly pound away with frantic urgency on the need to dump condoms and contraceptives into American high schools and developing countries. Yet, as was recently noted in this publication, the Philippines seems to be doing just fine with an...
  • South African church attacks condom promotion

    01/26/2005 11:24:01 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 917+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 26, 2005 | Peter Apps
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Promoting condoms has failed to stem the spread of AIDS and may have increased promiscuity, the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa says, sparking criticism from AIDS activists. Cardinal Wilfred Napier said there was simply no evidence that promoting condoms had worked, citing the fact that as a contraceptive, they come with a failure rate which implies they probably do not always stop HIV transmission. "Can you show me one example where condoms have stopped the spread of AIDS?," he said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. "If you look at South Africa, millions have been spent...
  • Pope Reaffirms No Condom Stand After Spain Debacle

    01/22/2005 2:29:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 87 replies · 1,219+ views
    My Way News ^ | 1/22/05 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul on Saturday stressed that the Roman Catholic Church believed abstinence and fidelity within marriage, and not condoms, were the best way to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. The Pope's words, spoken to a new ambassador to the Vatican, took on an added significance being his first direct comment on the controversial topic since a Catholic official in Spain this week appeared to question the Church's stand against condoms. "The Holy See ... believes prevention through education about the sacredness of life and the correct practice of sexuality, that is chastity and faithfulness, is...
  • By Accident, Utah Is Proving an Ideal Genetic Laboratory

    07/31/2004 6:28:50 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 112 replies · 2,208+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2004 | KIRK JOHNSON
    SALT LAKE CITY- Utah is justly famous for its big families, with cousins piled on cousins, uncles from here to Tuesday, and roots stretching back to the Mormon pioneer days. And what once appeared to be a regional quirk is increasingly viewed by scientists as something more: a near-perfect laboratory, arrived at by complete accident, for the study of human kinship. Mormon genes are hot. Utah DNA is being used for an international study that seeks to identify chromosomes linked to diseases like asthma and diabetes. Other researchers are studying how the genes for left-handedness or longevity or even the...
  • Newsweek's War of Fidelity.

    07/07/2004 9:19:50 AM PDT · by gdogdaily · 14 replies · 847+ views
    GOP Nation ^ | 7/7/04 | Bernard Chapin
    In what has to be one of the most flagrant examples of cultural decline, Newsweeks current cover story is called The Secret Lives of Wives and not only does it degrade the publications integrity, it also casts aspersions on a sizable number of married women in the United States. The gist of the expose is that more and more married women are cheating on their husbands than ever before. What makes the piece most offensive is its cheerleader tone. You can almost hear the writers screaming You go girl! to one another as they type it out. Frankly, we should...
  • How to tell a duck from a fox (Kerry smackdown by the Archbishop of Denver)

    04/15/2004 1:27:23 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 22 replies · 409+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | Week of April 14th | Archbishop Charles Chaput
    How to tell a duck from a foxThinking with the Church as we look toward November "If it quacks like a duck and looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's probably a duck. A fox can claim to be a duck all day long. But he's still a fox." We've all heard that saying, or some version of it, a thousand times. The reason is simple: It's true. Our actions prove who we are. If a gulf exists between what we say, how we look and what we do, we're not living in a spirit of truth....
  • September 29

    09/26/2001 1:28:29 PM PDT · by Hugh Akston · 244 replies · 8,210+ views
    Daly's News Online ^ | September 26, 2001 | Gerry Daly
    September 29By Gerry DalyPublished September 26, 2001In any social movement there is a vanguard and a mass. On one side, the vanguard, are groups of people who are more resolute and committed, better organized and able to take a leading role in the struggle, and on the other side, the mass, are larger numbers of people who participate in the struggle or are involved simply by their social position, but are less committed or well-placed in relation to the struggle, and will participate only in the decisive moments, which in fact change history. The Marxist theory of the vanguard, in ...
  • Hillary's Marital Fidelity Claim Challenged

    06/10/2003 8:24:43 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 82 replies · 265+ views
    newsmax ^ | June 10, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Hillary's Marital Fidelity Claim Challenged Former Arkansas State Trooper L.D. Brown has challenged U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's claim yesterday that she has always remained faithful to her husband, ex-president Bill Clinton. The senator was pressed on her own record of marital fidelity during a book signing at a Manhattan Barnes & Noble. At first she declined to answer the question, but then insisted, "Yes." However, three years ago, Brown, a now-retired lawman who guarded Mrs. Clinton in the 1980s, revealed in his own book, "Crossfire: Witness in the Clinton Investigation," that she once tried to proposition him. "I have struggled...
  • IMPORTANT: Urge your Congressman to support Pitt & Smith amendments to Global AIDS Bill (H.R. 1298)!

    04/30/2003 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Xthe17th · 5 replies · 235+ views
    Dear Friend of TVC: This Thursday, May 1st, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on amendments to H.R. 1298, a global AIDS bill that will provide $15 billion dollars to fight AIDS during the next five years. TVC is urging you to contact your U.S. Representative immediately and ask that he or she vote YES on two key amendments: Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) is offering an amendment that requires that 33% of direct U.S. aid should go to abstinence-until-marriage programs. The nation of Uganda has emphasized abstinence and marital faithfulness and it has actually reduced the spread of...

    07/24/2002 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 12 replies · 581+ views ^ | 7-24-2002 | staff
    KAMPALA, Jul 23, 02 ( - Uganda may be on its way to wiping out AIDS by using a strategy based on chastity and fidelity, according to findings in a Harvard University study. The Harvard study credits abstinence education with "significant effectiveness in reducing AIDS in Uganda ... with the HIV infection rate dropping 50 percent between the years 1992 and 2000." Uganda uses billboards, radio announcements, and chastity-based curricula to promote abstinence and faithfulness. The result has been a gradual, steady drop in HIV infection rates. If the report is welcomed honestly and with a real commitment to reduce...