Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Factoids Worth Knowing...

  • The largest animal that ever lived is also currently living -- the blue whale.
  • The world consumes 2 quarts (approx. 2 liters) of oil per person per day.
  • If Earth was the size of a basketball, the moon would be the size of a tennis ball and they'd be 25 feet apart.
  • For every 100 girls born in China, 119 boys are born.
  • Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.
  • If Earth's life was compressed into one year, then humans would have been around for only 2 seconds.
  • The Middle East's population almost tripled over the last 30 years. 

Scott Walker / Tom Barrett Debate Recap

Great recap by WISN-TV of the townhall debate last Friday night between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett for governor of Wisconsin.  The RC Blog strongly endorsed and supported Walker from Day One of his campaign -- a true Reagan Conservative and future star of the Conservative party.  He continues to maintain a healthly lead over Barrett.

Pope Names Two U.S. Bishops to College of Cardinals

Great news from the Vatican! Pope Benedict announced that he would be making 24 new cardinals.

That means 24 men need new clerical garb, as they now have the right to be decked out in red. And a red hat in this town means membership in the College of Cardinals, whose most important duty is to elect the new pope.

Only those under the age of 80 are eligible to vote, and four of the new cardinals are over 80 – named mostly as an honorary recognition of their service.

Of the 20 others who will get the red hat, a whopping eight are Italians. That’s a clear sign of just how powerful the Italian presence still is at the top of the Catholic Church, even though the global Catholic population is increasingly less and less European.

Two Americans are on today’s list, and neither a surprise, considering the positions they hold: Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and Raymond Burke, the former Archbishop of St. Louis.

Burke is the head of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, roughly the equivalent of the Vatican’s Supreme Court. He infuriated liberal Catholics during the 2004 election season when he said that John Kerry would not be welcome to receive communion in St. Louis because of his position on abortion.

He has also said that Catholic politicians who have supported abortion rights and confused the faithful by doing so should repent and do public penance. is an independent site and is not affiliated with any official web sites, associations, or organizations associated with President Reagan. Any views expressed or content included on this site do not necessarily reflect the views, positions, or opinions of any of the organizations or individuals named, linked, or advertised.

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