A bill awaiting the governor’s signature could go further than any other in the country. Details: Last May in a small town in eastern Utah, a 17-year-old girl, seven months pregnant, paid a man she had just met $150 to […]
A bill awaiting the governor’s signature could go further than any other in the country. Details: Last May in a small town in eastern Utah, a 17-year-old girl, seven months pregnant, paid a man she had just met $150 to […]
What’s it like to be a priest in the remote reaches of Alaska? Meet one of them: a man whose commute from parish to parish involves something uplifting — air travel: Father William Hanrahan was ordained a priest at the […]
Anawim in Florida? Who knew?! H/T to the indispensable Bill Ditewig: deacon with a sharp eye! (And a handy cell phone…)
That’s the title of a stem-winder of a rant that is must reading for anyone involved in parish life. It was prompted by this post, wherein the blogger notes a sad state of affairs: Lately I’ve taken to reading the […]
Just in time for Lent, an unusual and dramatic exhibit of religious art has just opened at Washington’s National Gallery, and the Washington Post offers an assessment that, among other things, describes the lengths to which some artists will go […]
Will it have an impact? Well, it’s already getting people talking: Georgia Right to Life recently sponsored a provocative billboard campaign that says black children are an “endangered species.” The campaign, unique to Georgia, combines the contentious race and abortion […]
I have a rare weekend off from preaching; they’re showing a video for the Bishop’s Annual Catholic Appeal at all the masses, so that will eat up the homily time. So I don’t have a homily to post today. But […]
“Even the best of all possible translations of the new Missal will not suit every individual’s preference. No translation will be perfect. Proponents of the new text sometimes argue, perhaps unfairly, that the texts currently in use in our liturgy […]
“There’s a standard of torture in civil law, which is severe mental pain and suffering. I also have a common-sense definition, which is, ‘If you’re willing to try it, it’s not torture.’” – Former Bush speechwriter (and Catholic) Marc Thiessen, […]
Deacon Jim Hynes Friend, Classmate, BrotherJuly 31, 1958 – February 26, 2008 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there […]
Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, from the USCCB, just sent around this e-mail, which I post here. It’s a response to recent media inquiries about the Senate version of the health care reform bill: The Senate Health Care Reform bill clearly […]
Well, yes, he has a point: With the Olympic games closing this Sunday evening, how about a well-deserved tip of the hat to all of the Olympic officials because, after all, they are the souls which time men’s tries. Kindly […]
Does kibble count? I have no idea where this originated — a friend posted it on his Facebook page today — but it’s the perfect antidote for a blizzardy Friday. Enjoy.
It happened the other night, when Joannie Rochette stepped onto the ice just four days after her mother’s death, and uplifted the hearts of the world: At the end of her medal-winning skate, Joannie Rochette threw back her head and […]
“God can also meet you at any time, no matter how confused your life may seem. You do not have to have a perfectly organized daily life to experience God. Your spiritual house does not need to be tidy for […]
An interesting wrinkle in the ongoing debate over abortion in Spain: If King Juan Carlos of Spain signs a new law easing restrictions on abortion, as he is constitutionally required, the country’s bishops will not take action against him, the […]
Here in New York, we’re embarking on an ambitious pro-life Lenten campaign, “40 Days for Life,” spearheaded by the innovative group Expectant Mother Care. Not long ago, the group paid a visit to “Abortion Row,” in Queens, where you can […]
This Canadian writer , in a secular paper, argues that they get more out of it than some people may think: Years ago I asked a close friend why she dragged her children to Mass every Sunday. Children in church […]
Forest Hills, New York. 10 a.m. Another. Really. Big. Storm. Read all about it.
Some people seem to think so. A writer for the Wall Street Journal dropped by an interfaith gathering in Washington featuring Evensong and Benediction, using Anglican prayers and presided over by a Catholic priest: One former Episcopalian present confessed to […]
So this is what we have come to: a couple exchanging wedding vows in the landmark Apple Store in midtown Manhattan. The person officiating is dressed like Steve Jobs, and reading the vows from text on an iPhone. Strangers mull […]
That’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan, repeating one of his popular refrains, in an exclusive interview he gave to a New York TV station (no, it wasn’t mine, unfortunately). It’s part of a series of public appearances he’s made this week — […]
So says a recent study out of Mississippi: Women at Catholic colleges engage more frequently in sexual “hook ups” than women at secular colleges, a new study shows, and researchers suspect alcohol may be the reason. The study defines a […]
And it’s causing a small sensation in Ireland: An Irish cleric’s congregation has increased tenfold in a week — thanks to a quickie Mass. Despite the controversies which have rocked the church in recent years and the resulting fall-off in […]
This time, it’s spot that appeared on the web. From the AP: Weeks after scoring a publicity coup with a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is at the […]
Do you know the way to San Jose? Just follow the dancers. That’s how the Rite of Election is done in that California diocese. A blogger for the diocese explains: In our Diocese of San Jose, we have dancing books […]
And now for something completely different: a story about a priest who has a truly moving ministry: For many parishioners on a Sunday morning, once the closing hymn hits the second refrain, the race is on to get out the […]
Or at least, Hollywood can. Take a look at this astonishing demo reel — a virtual backlot. The world can be remade, with green screens and the right camera angles. H/T The Anchoress.
The dramatic image of Rio’s iconic statue of Christ crumbling under a tidal wave was evidently too much: Brazil’s Catholic Church is suing Hollywood for using unauthorized images of Rio’s famous giant Christ statue in its disaster movie blockbuster 2012, […]
This catchy little tune is on mine, for the next several weeks. I practice it so often, my wife wanders around the house wearing earplugs. (One more reason why she really looks forward to Easter Sunday…)
That’s the first question asked in this innovative and inspiring video, that offers a rare glimpse at a group of cloistered nuns in Alaska. H/T The Catholic Anchor.
I’m surprised at how often requests come in to my parish to have a Catholic wedding outside of a Catholic church. (It’s almost never permitted, by the way.) Now, the church is making clear that the prohibition extends beyond catering […]
A couple weeks ago, the media world was reeling when CBS News began a round of layoffs that hit around 100 people. That was bad enough. This news is far, far worse: ABC News will sharply reduce its news-gathering staff […]
Dear Lord, be with me now as I assist the priest in the Holy Eucharist. Let my mind and heart be focused upon the mystery of your Presence, the mystery of Your incredible self-gift. You want to share your body […]
Those three little words are the inspiration behind Busted Halo’s cleverly conceived calendar for Lent. (Why should Advent be the only Church season with a calendar?) Each day on the calendar is equipped with three helpful tips to help you […]
The good people who are my landlords (overlords?) here at Beliefnet have decided to take a little survey — and they’d like your input. How often do you visit? What do you like or dislike about the site? Stuff like […]
The popular public affairs show on The NET, “In the Arena” is back on the air, returning for a second season. And once again the star attractions (from the WWF, it seems) are Elizabeth “The Anchoress” Scalia and Grant “Commonweal” […]
In a world known for divas and egos, the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony is something altogether different: a committed Catholic who considers his talent a gift. From the New York Times: Many works in the classical music canon […]
Those immortal words were uttered earlier this evening by one Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and the man who can claim to occupy arguably the second biggest pulpit in the world (the first, of course, being Benedict’s, wherever he […]
Somehow, I missed this eye-popping piece of news when it broke late last week — but it deserves some space here. It tells of a life deeply rooted in faith, tradition and family: When Yitta Schwartz died last month at […]
What is it like to be a Catholic chaplain in Afghanistan, serving at the front lines? This gives a vivid picture: The U.S. Army brigade’s Catholic priest spits, smokes, cracks jokes and has come under fire like so many other […]
Evidently, that idea was floated during the recent meeting between the Irish bishops and the pope. From the BBC: Two of the Vatican’s most senior officials have raised the issue of reducing the number of dioceses in Ireland. The Bishop […]
With the Olympics now underway, I finally caught up with this remarkable story of one of the Canadians who carried the torch earlier this month: The Olympic spark has been ignited within the soul of Vancouver seminarian Noel Oco, one […]
In Iowa last week, Ash Wednesday became an occasion for trying penitence — and for trying a judge’s patience: The age-old question of separation of church and state played itself out in a Marshall County courtroom Wednesday. After a lunch […]
This is news to me — and, I expect, to a lot of journos. I hadn’t realized that no journalist has ever been named a saint, or even been beatified. Take a look: Manuel Lozano Garrido, a Spanish journalist of […]
Continuing a quiet trend in this country, another diocese is about to get its first married Catholic priest: Prentice Dean will be ordained as a Catholic priest on Monday — while his wife watches. The former Episcopal priest and father […]
This just cracks me up. Take a minute and laugh along.
I’m not sure if this is cute…or creepy. But several weeks before Easter, we have a visit from this massive Thumper: a rabbit from England that weighs a whopping 40 pounds. Watch CBS News Videos Online
Lent is a time of penitence and confession. So today, I want to begin with a confession: I love “Undercover Boss.” This reality show debuted on CBS right after the Super Bowl. The premise is surprisingly simple: the CEO of […]
A columnist who writes from Ohio is using the beginning of Lent to wonder about the great cardio workout people get in church: Before Lent got going, I’d been writing about some of those “edge phenomena” around worship, “adiaphora” or […]
That aptly describes the remarkable journey of a young woman named Leah Darrow — who is now traveling the country to tell her story: “For years my faith took a back seat until it all came to a soulful boiling […]
I’m sure you’re probably as baffled by this Olympic sport as I am. We never had curling teams in high school, and nobody that I know ever bought curling season tickets to tournaments at Madison Square Garden. Growing up, the […]
And, it’s hardly a surprise: Mary MacKillop, a nun revered for her work with needy children as much as for her rebellious streak, is to become Australia’s first Roman Catholic saint on October 17, Pope Benedict XVI said Friday. The […]
From the Windy City comes this story of an ill wind blowing between a divorced couple, over religion and the raising of their daughter: Rebecca Reyes opened an e-mail from her estranged husband last November to learn he’d had their […]
Last year, the National Catholic Reporter published this little bombshell about the apostolic visitation to American nuns: The vast majority of U.S. women religious are not complying with a Vatican request to answer questions in a document of inquiry that […]
“When you preach remember that your greatest homily will always be the integrity of your life. Your preaching will always depend upon the witness of the way you live.” – Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, homily at diaconate ordination. Read […]
The popular but rarely-seen Rocco “Whispers in the Loggia” Palmo made an appearance recently on “Currents,” chatting with contributor and “Catholic Guy” Lino Rulli at a nearby pub. Over a couple brewskies, the two media mavens chatted about a wide […]
And not only that: evidently, the anchorwoman is Catholic. From Britain’s Daily Mail: Sky New presenter Kay Burley was forced to make an on-air apology after mistaking a Roman Catholic symbol on American vice president Joe Biden’s forehead for a […]
Now I’ve seen everything. I have a brief break between services on this Ash Wednesday, so I wanted to share this incredible-but-true moment from this afternoon. It was our noon mass. It was, predictably, mobbed. Standing room only. During the […]
This is the time of tension between dying and birth The place of solitude where three dreams cross Between blue rocks But when the voices shaken from the yew-tree drift away Let the other yew be shaken and reply. Blessèd […]
Last year, the writer Mary Karr published a beautiful memoir of her life, and her conversion to Catholicism. Some have actually compared it to the “Confessions” of St. Augustine. The book is called “Lit.” The title refers to literature, but […]
Have something you’d like to get off your chest? The confessionals will be fully staffed, round-the-clock, in New York next month: A young adults group in the Archdiocese of New York has recently announced a 24-hour confession event which will […]
This could make for some fascinating reading: The Vatican plans to make some of its World War II archives available on the Internet soon to calm down the controversy over Pope Pius XII’s actions during the Holocaust. The Vatican’s newspaper […]
Just in time for Lent, the Archbishop of St. Louis will continue a tradition, by celebrating a special mass for couples who are struggling with infertility: “Be fruitful,” God instructed Adam and Eve, “and multiply.” They were the first words […]
It’s a little late for Valentine’s Day, but this has to be a love story for the ages: His hand brushed hers ever so lightly, and in that moment, Charlie Wellen’s life changed. “A big jolt of electricity went through […]
A fella by the name of Dan Meyer has put together an “annual report,” detailing how he spent his time in 2009. He then decided to post it online, for the rest of the world to see. As we head […]
A reader left a comment about this post, by noting: This reminds me of a great salutation at the start of the Mass, “Let us stand and greet our celebrant, Father Whachamacolit, by singing “Hail, Holy Queen.” Eyebrows leap up […]
You have to see it to believe it. Take a look.
A Prayer for the Nation Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless […]
A priest friend sent this my way: news that a local TV station has named a deacon as its “Queens Person of the Week.” Not only that, but the deacon in question is a classmate of mine, Arthur Griffin. Hail, […]
A favorite video, and song, of Your Humble Blogger, from Josh Groban. It never fails to move me. Remember: you are loved. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Further proof that God calls everyone — and will use anyone, if we will only listen: Twelve years ago at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, a 17-year-old speedskating prodigy named Kirstin Holum was tapped for future greatness. When Holum placed […]
According to this press release, it’s the first time such a mass has been celebrated at America’s largest Catholic Church in nearly half a century: The Paulus Institute announced today that on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 1 p.m., the […]
“Snowmageddon” had a big impact on America’s churches — not just in the parking lot, but also in the collection basket: Oh, the weather outside has been frightful, meaning that fewer Catholics have braved a trek to their churches during […]
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Denver Post looks at a growing trend: Catholics seeking Catholics for romance and, just maybe, marriage. A snip: Wanted: “Someone close to my age, fairly good looking and Catholic.” Christina Newman says her […]
Like laughing yourself silly over…ripped paper? This made my day. Enjoy. H/T Sullivan.
Here it is: the star-studded remake of the landmark hit, this one to raise funds for Haiti. How does it compare to the original, from 25 years ago? Check it out.
We’ve all been digging out of the storm that we got this week, and I think most of us are grateful that we didn’t get socked with snow the way they did down in Washington. Call it “Snowmageddon” or “Snowpacalype,” […]
Something to warm a long, cold weekend — and to make you smile.
Everybody has their own advice on this subject. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day (and World Marriage Day), the Wall Street Journal asks a few famous people for their ideas. Sharon Osbourn, says “Never, ever give up.” Her husband […]
This news left me feeling inexplicably saddened: Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, has died. He was 90. Utah House Rep. Kay McIff, an attorney who represented Morrison in a royalties case, says Morrison died at […]
The phenomenally successful ad campaign for Catholics Come Home has drawn tens of thousands of people back to the church. It’s likely more will start their journey back during Lent. But as the Chicago Tribune points out, for many, there […]
A new survey of American Catholics under 30 — “millenials” –finds some surprises: Among the survey’s positive findings: — When asked to choose among five long-term life goals, 31 percent of millennials chose “to be spiritual or close to God” […]
This was created by students at Franciscan University. H/T to Thomas Peters.
From Europe comes this remarkable tale of a millionaire whose millions were making him miserable — so he decided to give it all away: Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder is giving away every penny of his £3 million fortune after realising […]
A big fat hat tip to Padre Vic down in Atlanta, who snapped some great pictures of the recent diaconate ordination, and sent them along to Your Humble Blogger. He scooped the Bulletin! Take a look. The joy and excitement […]
The ghastly weather seems to have brought out the inner Michelangelo in some people — and these creations below are two clever examples. Even snowmen (and women) can have a vocation! The first one, a friar, comes from the Facebook […]
Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High! Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era, We join in your song of praise, to celebrate the Lord’s mercy, to proclaim the […]
And one of those dummies would have to include Your Humble Blogger — who had no idea until a couple years ago that, in fact, it’s not really 40 days. (They don’t count Sundays.) Anyway, there’s a lot of stuff […]
My sister in suburban Maryland (Howard County) reports that they’re getting hammered. Again. On top of the three feet or so they got last weekend, another foot or more is piling up. She sent me the picture below. It was […]
On so many levels. It’s a PSA from the UK. H/T The A.
Ash Wednesday is only a week away, and the purple will come out and the “Alleluias” will be silenced. So for now, enjoy this latest rendition — and a gorgeous one, at that — of a perennial favorite of The […]
Brooklyn, New York. February 10, 2010. Photo by Associated Press
One of the things that has astonished me during my diaconate is how often people ask me the same question. It happens with remarkable consistency. They’re almost always embarrassed to bring it up. And the answer seems to leave them […]
So it would seem, judging from the magazine cover below, supplied by the sharp-eyed observers over at the Huffington Post.
And to think: more is on the way.
I missed Oprah and her Dominicans sisters — I was otherwise engaged at that hour — but The Anchoress was impressed: Really good show. Winfrey teased but was never disrespectful, and the whole discussion -from leaving parents, to leaving relationships, […]
Another sign that The End Times are upon us: Your Humble Blogger will be appearing this afternoon on “The Catholic Guy” with Lino Rulli on Sirius satellite radio. This event will occur around 4:15 pm ET. Hide the children. […]
So goes the latest ditty by a Catholic comedian Nick Alexander — dubbed by the National Catholic Register the “Catholic Weird Al.” I confess this guy is new to me, but his work is clever and pretty funny. (You can […]
The e-mail from Atlanta’s associate formation director, Deacon Steve Swope, says it all: This past Saturday Archbishop Gregory ordained fifteen Deacons here in Atlanta. The back row of the picture L-R are: (me, Bishop Joseph Madera -visiting from California, Auxiliary […]
Um, yeah. That seems to be just one radical idea behind this report: A new report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation is advocating that children as young as 10 be given extensive sex education, including an awareness of sex’s […]
The promo for her chat with the Dominicans, scheduled to air tomorrow. Stay classy, O.
After last night, that phrase is truer than ever — and the cult of the quarterback seems stronger than ever, as the T shirt below indicates. For his part, Drew Brees — a Catholic — seems non-plussed and unimpressed. Check […]
From Fr. Austin Murphy’s fine blog, Jesus Goes to Disney World, this snapshot of his church grounds in Maryland:
How do you rebuild a country’s faith after its spiritual infrastructure has been — in essence — destroyed? It’s happening right now in Haiti: Mass at Port-au-Prince’s Sacred Heart Catholic church is held under a UNICEF tarp beside Coleman tents. […]
No, it wasn’t Tebow. It was this oh-my-gawd jaw dropper from CBS — arguably the biggest surprise of the night (or, at least, the biggest one that wasn’t on the football field.) UPDATE:You can read how it all came together […]
Below, you can see what all the fuss was about. Yeah, this sure is outrageous. Not. Focus on the Family – Tim Tebow Ad @ Yahoo! Video
“God, we ask your blessing upon all who participate in this event, and all who have supported our Saints. Our heavenly Father, who has instructed us that the ‘saints by faith conquered kingdoms … and overcame lions,’ grant our Saints […]
A leading Mariologist — dogmatic theologian Manfred Hauke — has given an interview to a German Catholic newspaper on the subject of Medjugorje. (H/T to Catholic Light .) It’s long and meticulously detailed, but it’s a real eye-opener: Particularly in […]
While football fans with spend Sunday absorbed in the Biggest Game of the Year (if they aren’t still digging out from that massive storm), fans of faith will be keeping an eye on a different kind of sports program: It’s […]
This powerful thought is just too good not to share: Some days you simply see the reality and it is stunning. I was celebrating Mass with just a few people in our beautiful little daily Mass chapel when I held […]
You probably remember this posting from several days ago, requesting prayers for a young woman facing pressure to have an abortion. From Julie, an update: Praise God. A corner has been turned. My friend courageously went to speak to the […]
We have been hearing so many stories of suffering and heartbreak in Haiti. But I wanted to share with you today another story about Haiti – and one that I think helps to illuminate the gospel we just heard. It […]
This is a fascinating peek at how Hollywood surprised itself – and a lot of other people — by making an old-fashioned movie about old-fashioned values and virtues. A lot of its success was the product of really smart marketing […]
I just love this. As the Storm of the Century churns northward, it helps to be able to laugh. H/T to Rod.
The fast food chain Chick-fil-A had a banner year, and decided to give credit where credit is due: Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A celebrated its 42nd year of consecutive sales growth Tuesday with praise to God. “Chick-fil-A has truly been blessed to […]
Hours after dozens of CBS News staffers were laid off — many of them, friends and former colleagues of mine — this video popped up on the Harper’s Bizarre website. It’s touting Katie Couric’s appearance in the magazine’s annual fashion […]
These findings aren’t exactly surprising — but they might fuel some debate on just what makes a Catholic college “Catholic”: A new study finds Catholic students at Catholic colleges are less likely than Catholics attending public colleges to move away […]
Thomas Peters broke the story yesterday, with the snapshot above: Oprah ( no last name necessary) is interviewing a group of sisters, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, for her TV show next week. The Anchoress ( […]
That was one of his messages at this morning’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington: President Obama bemoaned the “erosion of civility” in the nation’s political debate Thursday, telling an audience at the National Prayer Breakfast that there is a growing […]
While other parts of the country (notably the northeast) are struggling to keep schools open, it’s a different story down south: Anne Mancini makes a sacrifice to send her daughter to Catholic School — she leaves her home by 6 […]
That seems to be the solution for one church in upstate New York, which may soon be headed — brick by brick — to Georgia: St. Gerard’s was where her grandparents and parents were married, where she was baptized and […]
Of course, any team named the Saints would have a priest on board. But the Colts? Details: Sunday’s Super Bowl contenders have been well-coached–both in football and in spiritual fitness. The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints each include a […]
In response to the Tim Tebow ad, the juvenile grandmothers below offer one profane answer. (Yes, there’s profanity here, so be forewarned — although anyone with two brain cells to rub together can figure it out without even watching it.) […]
My blog sister Julie, over at Happy Catholic, posted this urgent request yesterday: For a young girl who is making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy. She wants to give the baby up for adoption but is being pressured to […]
When I was growing up, going to Catholic school in Maryland, it was a yearly winter ritual: every February 3rd, the Sisters of St. Joseph would line us up and lead us into the church, to receive a blessing of […]
The inimitable Lino Rulli interviewed Fr. James Martin recently for “Currents.” The conversation touched on everything from the priesthood to Jesuits to writing — and, in an odd way, resembled a scene from “Citizen Kane.” Curious? Check out the links […]
Okay. To mark the occasion, that terrific movie’s recurring, haunting and unbelievably annoying anthem — in what may be its definitive performance. This is a television classic: Sonny & Cher’s reunion on Letterman’s old show in 1987. I remember seeing […]
I was heartened to see that the wonderful Disney/Pixar film “Up” nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Picture — and deservedly so. Trolling around on YouTube I found this lovely scene from the film, which distills the heart and soul […]
A New York City Catholic institution is now in critical condition, on the verge of closing. And the New York Times this morning looks at some of the symptoms of its decline: For more than 150 years, St. Vincent’s Hospital […]
And does it devastatingly well. This piece on the Tim Tebow pro-life Super Bowl ad speaks for itself: I’m pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not. But based on what I’ve heard in the past week, I’ll take his side against […]
CBS has given the thumbs down to another ad, for an electronic game called “Dante’s Inferno.” You can see the ad, below.
And sometimes a mean left hook: In the back room of a theater on Beale Street, John Renken, 42, a pastor, recently led a group of young men in prayer. “Father, we thank you for tonight,” he said. “We pray […]
I’m sure there are a few out there who won’t believe it, but one expert is calling the evidence “game-changing”: A new study shows for the first time that a sex education class emphasizing abstinence only — ignoring moral implications […]
Of all the appreciations that have been written about the late, great, curiously quiet J.D. Salinger, this one in the New York Times, focusing on his hometown in New Hampshire, may be the most surprising and poignant: By all accounts […]
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at one enterprising business model: Tim Busch has an answer to the epidemic of closing Catholic schools. And it has nothing to do with vouchers. It couldn’t come at a more critical moment. […]
One unscientific report has concluded it must be Down Under: Australia is the most sinful nation on earth, as befits a country founded as a penal colony. A BBC magazine show’s investigation has supposedly shown we Aussies are still born […]
Will this ad actually make it to the Big Game? It’s part of a contest being run by Dorito’s, and was produced by a California megachurch. The folks behind it think they have the inside track. See what you think.
To promote the cause for women priests, the controversial Ray Bourgeois is taking his act on the road, and his latest stop was Sacramento. Details, from the The Bee: To parishioners in her small Sacramento congregation, Elizabeth English is their […]
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