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Another Treasure in the Trove

Not long ago I blogged about my determination to clean out two areas of my home that had become overburdened with just too much stuff. In the last few days, I have made some additional progress largely aided by my kind nephew who has gifted me with his organizational ability, his "let's get the task done" attitude, and his masculine brawn. In giving Nathan some instruction about what to put where, I noticed a small collection of books.  I picked them up, dusted off the covers, and began to explore my find. While five of the volumes have now made it into my home, one in particular caught my eye: The Road to Victory: The Second Front of Prayer by Francis J. Spellman, then Archbishop of New York, copyright 1942. I turned to the Table of Contents and was immediately captivated. As I perused the book,  I found the words written there to be as fresh today as they were when first penned.

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Gay Activists Given White House Reception

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Although billed as a reception to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the 1969 Greenwich Village demonstration that gave birth to the modern gay rights movement, President Barack Obama used the occasion to shore up his lagging support in the gay community by hosting an East Room reception for activists at the White House yesterday.

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Parents Seek Legal Help to Avoid Controversial Curriculum

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A national legal defense organization is coming to the aid of parents in a California school district that is mandating a controversial curriculum promoting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) behaviors to their young children.

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Supreme Court Reverses Controversial Sotomayor Decision

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of white firefighters who claimed they were discriminated against by the city of New Haven, Conn., reversing a decision by Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Many believe the decision proves that Sotomayor's personal biases in favor of gender and ethnicity will negatively impact her decisions on the bench.

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Abortion Supporters Infuriated by Pro-Life Amendment to “Obamacare”

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Senator Tom Coburn,  a medical doctor,  has enraged abortion proponents by filing an amendment to President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform package authorizing the institution of the Office of Unborn Children's Health.

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Archdiocese of Boston Avoids Potential Abortion Scandal

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer After months of controversy, Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Mally has decided to end a proposed joint venture between Caritas Christi Health Care and Centene, a health care provider that offers abortion and sterilization services.

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