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November 6 2006
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November 6 2006

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POLAND: GOD IS MY DRINKING BUDDY

A new Polish Catholic book of prayers includes one that asks God to prevent teens from talking trash while drunk: “Lord, if in an unsober state, and under the influence of those around me, I say something stupid, please give me strength to retract my words. Protect me against senseless bravado and pride.” The prayer sparked a furor, but its author, a Dominican monk, stands by it, saying, “This book will make it easier for young people to meet with God.”