**Are you on government assistance? Do you live in Massachusetts? Well, you might be able to get a free car, with all bills paid, from the state of Mass. Really. I know. I can't believe it either.
**Hackers are now demanding ransom for personal data they hacked. This can't be paid, because the precedent would be too big of a problem. I bet the FBI is going crazy trying to catch these goons.
**The World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that the Swine Flu could become a pandemic and infect 2 billion people worldwide. This sounds like fear-mongering to me. Especially since they won't say it is a "prediction".
**Manny Ramirez has been suspended 50 games for drug use. Athletes are not heroes. We need to be critical of the sport-worship that is in our culture, even as we enjoy them.
**60% of Catholics think Notre Dame made a mistake by inviting Obama. 25% don't think it was a mistake. The majority are correct in this one.
**Maine is now the 5th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Coming soon to a state near you.
**If you are interested in following the Holy Father's visit to Israel, then check out the Pope Benedict in Israel blog.