+ CHECK OUT the video on our home page: "A first taste of chocolate in the Ivory Coast". This country is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans, but many of the small farmers who supply them have never had a chocolate bar. Their look of pure delight is priceless -- and also a bit sad. The disparity in wealth between there and here is incredible.
The most vieiwed article on the site today is Sheila Liaugminas' Friday post, Obama to Iraq refugees: “Today, America is coming to help". Second on the list is Three ways to happiness, with the Courage documentary film, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, in which, says Michael Cook, two men and a woman relate with scarifying honesty how they turned away from a gay lifestyle towards the love of God in the Catholic Church. Essential viewing -- for the weekend, if not before.
+ The most popular article on the site at the moment is "The truth about childbirth and death", by Carolyn Moynihan. The maternal mortality statistics which are used to bolster campaigns for abortion rights are pretty dodgy...
+ The truth about childbirth and death, by Carolyn Moynihan, is our most popular story at the moment. Although reducing deaths in childbirth is one of the main reasons for promoting abortion, the numbers are wildly exaggerated, according to a recent study.