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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

These Students Could Have Had A Future

but they lacked something: character. STANFORD, California (AP) -- Stanford University's Graduate School of Business has rejected 41 applicants who tried to access an admissions Web site earlier this year in hopes of learning their fate ahead of schedule. School officials said the applicants were... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 30, 2005

A 200 Million Year Old Tree In London

Sir David Attenborough should be excited. A Wollemi Pine like the one he planted in London is equivalent to having a Tyranosaurus Rex transferred to the London zoo. See story Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Look At This Picture

Look at this picture... Would you believe it was done on MSPaint, the Windows default graphic editor? The full sized original is posted here. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 13, 2005

John Paul II's Process To Start Soon

Benedict XVI is waving the five years wait after the death of John Paul II and start with the process of his canonization as soon as possible. The announcement came on the anniversary of the attempted assasination of the late Pope in 1981. I just heard the news from BBC. I am not surprised. Benedict... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 6, 2005

What Do You Do With A Pregnant 13-Year Old?

Florida 13-year-old in latest US abortion battle. A PREGNANT 13-year-old in Florida has become caught up in the bitter arguments between America’s pro-life and pro-choice organisations. While federal legislators are seeking to outlaw cross-state terminations for under-age girls and the United States... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

The Future Belongs To Them

To them belongs the future. So why are there some people intent on eradicating them? Family planning and responsible parenthood then turned out to mean that having one or two children only is the way to plan a family and to be responsible parents. If a couple has three or more children, they are... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 29, 2005

A Crowned Moor, A Bear with a Backpack, A Shell

The Pope's Coat of Arms Pope Benedict the XVI's papal coat of arms contains elements that derive from the Bavarian Catholic Church. Zadok the Roman already calls our attention to a new element, however: the pallium the symbolism of which Pope Benedict himself explained during his homily. While the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Benedict XVI: To All Men and Women of Goodwill

Here is a text of Benedict XVI's message during his first mass at the Sistine Chapel. It is addressed not only to the Cardinals, but also to "all men and women of goodwill." *************** Venerable Brother Cardinals, Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Men and Women of Good Will! 1. May grace and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Habemus Papam And He Is A German!

Pope Benedict XVI is his name. He is known to the Vatican as the former Dean of Cardinals and Head of the Congregation for Faith and Doctrine. He was an expert theologian during the Second Vatican Council and was quite a "honcho" in dogmatics. He was baptized with the name Joseph Ratzinger. Don't... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Using Condoms: Health Issue?

Abstinence, Fidelity and Condom? If one is abstaining, and one is faithful, why still use condoms? Link: Health News Article | Reuters.com. While abstinence may sound fine in theory, activists say poverty forces many young people in Africa into selling sex just to survive, making it impossible for... Sign in to see full entry.

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