CrossDo you have a hard time keeping track of religious holidays? One may take for granted that few people would know that September 30 is the feast day of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor, without consulting a liturgical calendar. But now, the Center for Inquiry wants to claim September 30 for a day of its own: Blasphemy Day. The Center for Inquiry claims that its mission “is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.” Apparently it intends to establish that secular society through asinine behavior.

paul blairPastor Paul Blair was reviewing his sermon notes before one Sunday evening service when he looked up to see Aunt Bee and the church budget committee squabbling over the best use of an unexpected budget windfall.

HLI"I do believe the battle for [overturning] Roe v. Wade is lost," the Catholic priest who heads Human Life International told about 220 pro-lifers at the annual New Hampshire Right to Life Banquet in Manchester on September 27. "We could waste a lot of time and effort trying to overturn Roe v. Wade," said HLI President Father Thomas Euteneuer in reference to today's political realities.

And they said it wouldn't last. According to the latest census data, 76 percent of Americans report being married just one time. That statistic should not be interpreted to mean, however, that 76 percent of Americans are happily married. The true significance of the reported figure is that whether still married or divorced, more than three-fourths of American adults only want to go around once. Only 5 percent of the three million households surveyed by the American Community Survey reported being married more than twice, with about 20 percent reporting being married twice.

Capitol BuildingA mosque in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is planning to host a "Day of Islamic Unity" on Friday, September 25 outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Billed as the first event of its kind, the occasion is described by organizers as prayer for Muslims and friends of Islam.