Geek alert: Spock vs. Spock in new Audi commercial

Whoever came up with this idea should win the Nobel prize. Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto star in a car commercial that may be the coolest nerdfest since that Darth Vader Volkswagon ad. [Read more…]

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Seminarian battling cancer ordained to priesthood

The following email arrived in my in-box tonight, forwarded from a reader in Ohio: I am pleased to announce that late this morning, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Bishop Leonard Blair ordained Deacon Scott Carroll to the priesthood at a Mass celebrated at Father Carroll’s home in Maumee, Ohio. Concelebrating the Ritual Mass of Ordination were the Reverends [Read More…]

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Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp hits a home run without even picking up a bat

From the Los Angeles Times:  He had just made the final out in a city where his name is booed, his jersey is reviled, and his team had been swept. His power had disappeared, his swing was spotty, and his season was a wreck. Matt Kemp would have been excused for quickly disappearing through the dugout [Read More…]

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Yawn: another rock video mocks the Catholic Church

Hasn’t Madonna already done this to death? Details:  Gary Oldman and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard star in the latest video from David Bowie, featuring debauched Catholic clergymen. The promo, which premiered online this morning, depicts French star Cotillard as a dancing girl who bleeds from stigmata marks on her palms while Bowie plays a Jesus-like [Read More…]

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Pope Francis to nuns: “Be a mother, not an old maid”

From CNS:  Pope Francis told 800 superiors of women’s orders from around the world that the Catholic Church needs religious women and that religious women need to be in harmony with the faith and teachings of the church. “What would the church be without you?” the pope told the women May 8. “It would be [Read More…]

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The Kissing Pope

This pontiff loves to hug and kiss—especially babies, the disabled, the handicapped. Watch some of the video below from today’s General Audience and you can’t help but be charmed and moved by his affection for people—and theirs for him. For the full audience, watch below.     [Read more…]

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“Why I wear a biretta”

An explanation from an Episcopal priest:  I saw somewhere on Facebook where a priest asked the following: “What exactly is the point of a biretta.”  At last count there were 41 responses, ranging from indignation to clergy humor.  I actually liked the question – what is the point of a biretta. From a practical standpoint, [Read More…]

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UPDATE: Massachusetts bishop pleads not guilty to DUI

Details:  The leader of a Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts charged with driving drunk in Rhode Island has been released on $1,000 bail.  Worcester Bishop Robert McManus pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The 61-year-old McManus was represented by former Rhode Island House [Read More…]

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Vatican challenges “interpretation” of cardinal’s remarks on LCWR

After Cardinal João Braz de Aviz went public with his unhappiness over the handling of the LCWR probe, the Vatican has responded. Tellingly, the Vatican press office doesn’t deny the substance of the cardinal’s remarks, but instead questions the “interpretation” of them by the media. Details:  The Vatican press office issued a statement Tuesday saying recent remarks [Read More…]

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Pope Francis: “A Christian who complains, they become Mr. or Mrs. Whiner, no?”

From the Vatican news page:  A Christian who constantly complains, fails to be a good Christian: they become whiners. Christians should endure their difficulties in silence, in patience to bear witness to the joy of Christ. This was the message at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily Tuesday morning, during Mass with staff from the [Read More…]

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