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This has been one strange day. Earlier today, just after our staff conference call, US Bureau Chief Ben Johnson became violently ill with what is hopefully no more than a flu. This happened while Johnson was urgently needed because Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen suffered a several hours long power failure during the day, as did journalist Peter Baklinski and assistant editor John Jalsevac is off on paternity leave. His wife Cassidy gave birth last week to their third child, Therese.

Then this evening as I was preparing to to send out the news, my Internet went down (this is very rare for me) and I am using my cell phone Internet connection to complete the job. Add to that the strange crash on Friday of our very popular commenting that has still not been resolved by Disqus, and the registered members donation payments problem also still not resolved since last week by our donation processing company, and we have to wonder if we have been under some sort of other wordly attack.

Ah, never a dull moment doing this work. Seems to come with the territory.

So, the fare is a bit lighter than normal the evening, but we’ll attempt to catch up.

Thanks for the many donations that came in today. We are up to a much healthier $78,000 total and will report what comes in the mail over the next few days.

Steve Jalsevac

Catholic bishops helped to fund Alinsky training for Barack Obama, according to documents

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Mon Jul 23 19:18 EST Faith

New book reports that "In the 1980s, the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago contributed to the training of Obama in the very Alinskyite radicalism that would culminate in such anti-religious measures as the HHS mandate,"

College-aged students flashy website promotes alternatives to damaging contraceptive culture

Jean McCarthy Mon Jul 23 16:55 EST Abortion

In colleges from Texas A&M to Notre Dame and beyond, young people are using their media savvy skills to promote a chemical-free marriage.

Hearst heiress: Cosmo magazine is ‘absolutely pornographic’

Kathleen Gilbert Mon Jul 23 20:43 EST Faith

Ms. Hearst is the heiress of the company that publishes Cosmopolitan - and says she is answering God's call to join forces with model Nicole Weider, who hopes to put a stop to the corruption she experienced as a youth.

Boston Mayor Menino wants to keep pro-marriage Chick-fil-A out of town

Peter Baklinski Mon Jul 23 19:17 EST Faith

Chick-fil-A stated, the "culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect - regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."

Mother covers up son’s sexual misconduct, gets minor girlfriend an abortion, police say

Ben Johnson Mon Jul 23 16:21 EST Abortion

Police say an Indiana woman arranged for an out-of-state abortion after her 21-year-old son impregnated a 15-year-old.

Kacy Heath, 43.

Infantry combat not for women, says battle-tested female Marine captain

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Mon Jul 23 12:35 EST Family

"I can say from firsthand experience in Iraq and Afghanistan ... that we haven't even begun to analyze and comprehend" the unique physical toll on women serving in continuous combat operations, according to USMC Capt. Katie Petronio.

Chicago woman dies after abortion at Planned Parenthood

Patrick B. Craine Mon Jul 23 08:42 EST Abortion

A 24-year-old Chicago woman died of hemorrhaging Friday night after obtaining a second trimester abortion.

Tonya Reaves, 24, died of hemorrhaging Friday.

Catholics urge Vatican Cardinal to skip dissenting conference on Vatican II

Patrick B. Craine Mon Jul 23 14:30 EST Abortion

Conference features numerous speakers who question Catholic teachings on issues such as abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and women’s ordination. Vatican's Cardinal Turkson also scheduled to speak.

UK gov’t official calls for sanctions against large families

Thaddeus Baklinski Mon Jul 23 22:14 EST Abortion

A senior gov't official stated that one way to curb Britain's social problems is to tell mothers with large families not to have any more children.

Australia doubles budget for contraception and abortion in the Third World

Jason Rushton, Australia correspondent Mon Jul 23 10:48 EST Abortion

The funds will go to the UN Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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