A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) - Researchers from Montreal University are aiming to dispel Mother Teresa's saintliness based on a study of published writings about her life.
The research said the Nobel Peace Prize winner and iconic figure was much more interested in praying for the suffering humanity rather than contributing monetarily for it.
Canadian researchers probed through more than 300 originally researched literature on the beloved Catholic nun and concluded her reputation as one of the holiest women of the 20th century was more of a media hype campaign than anything.
Researchers said that although Mother Teresa raised millions to help the poor and suffering, much of the money remained unspent, and suggested her at fault in not using funds to alleviate suffering.
Serge Larivée, a researcher from the university, said, "Given the parsimonious management of Mother Teresa's works, one may ask where the millions of dollars for the poorest of the poor have gone?"
The researchers also pointed out Vatican City overlooked issues related to her personality as well.
The researchers mentioned, "her dubious way of caring for the sick, her questionable political affiliations and her overly dogmatic views about contraception, abortion and divorce."
The study even went on to claim that Mother Teresa found it beautiful to see the poor suffer.
The research is due to be published later in March in the journal of studies in religion/sciences called Religieuses.
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