Happy World Breastfeeding Week

Yes, it’s really a thing. Read all about it. There’s even a photo contest. From the website: This World Breastfeeding Week, WABA calls for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she is empowered in [Read More...]

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Their days are numbered: after thousands of years, Rome to stop using Roman numerals

Wow. From The Telegraph:  They have survived thousands of years since their birth in ancient Rome, but Roman numerals are finally to be phased out after they were deemed too complicated for the modern-day capital. Until now, Rome has remained stubbornly wedded to the ancient numeric system on its street signs, official documents, bills and identity [Read More...]

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“Flat Francis” does Epcot

The paper pontiff hit a few of the sites in Orlando yesterday, starting out at the Basilica Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe. Somehow, he found his way to Epcot. He didn’t meet the height restrictions on the rides—which require that you be taller than 11″—but I did sneak him onto Test Track on [Read More...]

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Welcoming “Flat Francis” to Florida

This email landed in my in-box yesterday: Pope Francis is coming to America for the first time in September. Since Catholic Extension has been supporting the Catholic Church in America for 110 years, we want you to help us show him the face of American Catholicism. Take a photo with this cutout of Pope Francis [Read More...]

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T-shirt evangelization

I’m hardly what you’d call a fashion plate. But there’s one item of clothing I own that consistently turns heads, sparks a reaction and earns comments and compliments. It’s this: I got this t-shirt last year at the Catholic Media Conference in Charlotte, N.C. They were giving them away at a booth set up by [Read More...]

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Praying with the boss at work

View image | gettyimages.com An interesting spotlight on a topic rarely discussed, via the BBC:   Saying prayers with colleagues would feel a bit uncomfortable, too intimate an activity in the workplace for many people. Yet at Chinese real estate giant Tiantai Group, known as Tentimes Group in English, that is exactly what they do [Read More...]

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Great moments in electronics: a cell phone case that looks like a gun

Stupidity defined. This warning is going out around the country: The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is warning consumers not to buy a new cell phone case that resembles a gun.The case has a handle attached that when placed in a pocket makes it appear that a weapon is tucked into the pants. On its Facebook page, [Read More...]

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“Shouldn’t the Church be excommunicating these people?”

I’ve seen that question a lot lately, as people have wondered on social media why certain Catholic Supreme Court Justices—along with prominent Catholic politicians—haven’t yet been publicly excommunicated, either for their position on abortion or their stance on same-sex marriage. Good question. I have no idea. That’s above my pay grade. Public excommunication, at any [Read More...]

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Yabba dabba do: 41% of Americans say humans and dinosaurs co-existed

Oh boy:  “Jurassic World” may have been a documentary as far as millions of Americans are concerned. A recent survey by YouGov — a for-profit research firm that conducts all sorts of online polls — found that 41 percent of those queried think dinosaurs and humans “probably” or “definitely” once co-existed on Earth at the [Read More...]

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Look at this crap Disney is selling

View image | gettyimages.com No. Really. It’s supposed to look like crap. Animal crap. Or, if you prefer, poo. I can’t imagine what compelled someone to think up this stuff. Details: A new shop at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is serving up desserts that look like varieties of animal droppings. Four kinds of poo are now [Read More...]

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