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US Appeals Court Upholds Gene Patents

*subhead*Again.*subhead* A while back I introduced Creative Minority readers to gene patents. In the 1980s, the United States Patent and Trademark Office started issuing patents for naturally occurring genes. Since then a quarter of our genes have been patented and… Continue Reading →

Owning Genes

While the country breathlessly waits for the Supreme Court to decide on Obamacare, there is another court battle to keep an eye on.  While this battle is not as critical as the one on our health care system, it is… Continue Reading →

Horrified Onlookers Shield Eyes from JPII

What happened here? Did the artist run out of metal? Seriously. I’m sure this meant something to someone but it’s beyond me. It’s pretty tough to mess up a statue of one of the most beloved men of the century…. Continue Reading →

Pope John Paul II to be Canonized

This is great news from the Catholic News Agency: The much-anticipated beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place on May 1, the Sunday after Easter, the Vatican announced. The healing of a French nun with Parkinson’s disease is… Continue Reading →

Pope: Care for the Sick is Measure of Society

Catholic Culture reports: Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s basilica on February 11 as the Church observed the World Day of the Sick, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In his homily the Holy Father said: “The… Continue Reading →

Pope Believes in Intelligent Design?

When I read journalists writing about matters of faith, I often find myself stuck on words which clearly don’t mean the same thing to me as they mean to them. Stumbling blocks to clear writing are words like “fundamentalist” which… Continue Reading →

Pope’s Would-Be-Assassin A Catholic Convert?

In a letter allegedly written from prison and published by an Italian Weekly Mehmet Ali Ağca, the would be assassin of Pope John Paul II, is claiming to have renounced Islam and embraced Catholicism. The intent of the letter doesn’t… Continue Reading →

Nobody Likes Bland Benedict

The UK Times must have realized suddenly that they hadn’t besmirched Pope Benedict XVI in weeks so they quickly cobbled together a ridiculous piece claiming essentially that nobody goes to see poor Pope Benedict anymore. Why? Oh it’s because he… Continue Reading →

NY Times Sees Old Church vs. New Church

The New York Times is criticizing Ave Maria Mutual Funds, whose Web site promises “smart investing and Catholic values.” Now, I’m not getting into the merits of the company which I don’t know. I don’t have the money to do… Continue Reading →

Was John Paul II Stabbed By Priest?

This is an odd story from Fox News. I’m going to look more into this but wanted to put it up to see if anyone else knows anything about this. : The late Pope John Paul II was injured by… Continue Reading →

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