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CNN.com - Priests urge stem cell opposition - Nov 27, 2005

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Missouri has been called the "Show me!" state. A CNN report, "Priests urge stem cell opposition", suggests that priests throughout Missouri have been mobilized to defend the dignity of human life. I am tempted, of course, to say "Show me!" Show me that you care enough about the issues to form a united front in the culture wars.

Re: About that 'Gay Seminarian' Instruction

Fr. Martin Fox, at Bonfire of the Vanities, posted an endorsement of a reflection by Amy Welborn on the forthcoming (i.e., not yet official) Vatican document on gays in the the seminaries. Her post, Document, Redux, focuses on the relative importance of dissent, vs. homosexuality per se, as something the Vatican should care about.

RealClearPolitics - Commentary - The Modern University

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The Modern University Has Become Obsolete by Froma Harrop

Revenge of the Glib...

In Star Wars III, Revenge of the Sith, a tense confrontation between Obi-Wan Kenobi and his erstwhile student, Anakin Skywalker, who has recently "gone over" to the Dark Side, includes a glib, but memorable exchange. Anakin: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy. Obi-Wan: Only a sith would speak in absolute terms. I find this exchange memorable for the following reasons:
  1. Anakin's comment is nearly identical to Jesus' comment, "He who is not with us is against us."

BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy gripped by baby milk scare

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This report from the BBC details the problems Italian mothers have encountered as a result of chemical contamination in a major alternative source of baby's milk: BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy gripped by baby milk scare. Of course this would not be an issue if they were not on the pill. Estrogen-based BCs are a lactation suppressant. For details on this consult, for example, Can Birth Control Pills Affect Breastfeeding.

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