Priest says cold feet is a good thing
Jan 19 2007
Most couples preparing themselves for marriage begin to have doubts as the wedding date nears and it’s a state of mind St. Matthew, Northwood Pastor Father Joseph L. Muth believes is a good sign. “I would be worried if they didn’t get cold feet,” said Father Muth, who officiates at about 15 weddings a year. “It means they are taking the commitment seriously.”

Bishops laud approval of marriage amendment
Jan 04 2007
BOSTON (CNS) -- The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts thanked state legislators Jan. 2 “for living up to their oath of office” by voting on a constitutional marriage amendment initiative before ending their legislative session. On its last day in its 2005-06 session, a reluctant Legislature narrowly approved the initiative, which would amend the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages. Then it voted to reconsider. Then it voted again -- also narrowly -- to approve the measure.

A basic guide to elements of Islam
Dec 02 2006
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- With an estimated 1.2 billion followers, Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Islamic organizations say there are an estimated 6 million to 7 million Muslims in the United States; of those, 85 percent are U.S.-born.