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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Who said that?

Francis isn’t the first pope to speak out about the environment—though he is the first to pen an encyclical devoted to the topic. And it turns out, his views aren’t that different from his predecessors. So, a quick quiz. Which pope said which quote?  John Paul, Benedict or Francis? 1.“Preservation of the environment, promotion of [Read More...]

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Is this the best dam basketball shot ever? Yes.

Literally. Behold something truly jaw-dropping: a 415-foot swish through a hoop from atop a dam in Tasmania. If confirmed by Guinness, it will be a world record. The Australian group behind it, How Ridiculous, has a method to their madness—and it’s rooted in the gospel:  In the YouTube description, How Ridiculous says it may be aiming for [Read More...]

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Caitlyn Jenner is no Arthur Ashe

There’s been a lot of ink spilled over the fact that ESPN is giving its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to the cover girl of the moment, Caitlyn Jenner (a.k.a. Bruce). A number of more worthy recipients have been mentioned—and at least one writer has noted that, despite online buzz, Noah Galloway was not a runner-up [Read More...]

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State of the world, June 2015

View image | gettyimages.com For those who have been napping, here’s the latest: Four family members accused of beating 14-year-old to induce abortion, then burning fetus on grill   School lunch lady fired for giving kids who couldn’t pay free lunches  Texas man accused of beating his 3-year-old son to death over potty training  Pro-abortion [Read More...]

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Who is Marco Rupnik? And what was he thinking with that Jubilee of Mercy logo?

Well, quite a few people have expressed their displeasure at the Jubilee of Mercy logo—you can find a lot of justified grumbling here and here and here. I was curious to find out more about the artist and didn’t have to look far. His biography:  Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik was born 28 November 1954 in Zadlog, Slovenia near [Read More...]

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