Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Religious agreement on mother of Christ between Anglican and Roman Catholic theologians
London, May 17 (Guardian News Service):
After nearly 500 years of intense division, Anglican and Roman Catholic theologians yesterday declared that one of the two faiths' most fundamental differences - the position of Mary, the mother of Christ - should no longer divide them.
This is amazing news! I never thought I'd see the day this would happen.

This is an article about my family. Frankenberger was my maiden name.
Fayetteville : UA dean lauds engineer dynasty a plumber began

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Birth Control Pill May Cause Prostate Cancer and Bladder Disease in Mothers’ Children
COLUMBIA, MO, May 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists have determined that boys exposed to estrogen hormones in the abortifacient birth control pill while in utero are at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer and other urinary tract problems later in life.

Poll: American Catholics Support New Pope

Faith May Do More Than Help You Heal
Does believing in a higher power make you healthier? There's new evidence from the University of Chicago that in some cases, it really does.
If going to a church, or a mosque, or visiting a Buddhist temple or synagogue could help you lose weight, live longer, and simply feel better and healthier, would you do it?
Americans may wonder after a new study from the University of Chicago.
It found that African-Americans who have a strong religious faith are significantly less depressed than those who don't have it.
Professor John Cacioppo, ph.d., says "In the African-American community [we] found that the stronger their relationship to god, the less depressive symptoms they expressed."
And he says there's also proof that people who trust in God, Buddha, or Mohammed or any higher power just have healthier lives. He says, "They are less likely to smoke, binge drink, less likely to use illicit drugs. They are more likely to engage in fidelity and appropriate sexual behavior."
So do better health and stronger faith go together? An even bigger study at the University of Chicago will now explore the link between life expectancy and religious faith. But there's enough to the idea that University of Chicago divinity professor Clark Gilpin says doctors may start asking you not just what you feel, but what you believe.
He says, "In the same way that physicians need to be able to spot alcohol problems or anything else, they're going to need to be able to interpret the religious dimensions of a person's total life."