Leave the gun, take the cannoli

At last, something to go with my Candy Corn Oreos. There’s a four letter word for this. Bliss.   [Read more…]

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Look very closely …

…and notice how one piece of art can give two different impressions, depending on your point of view.  All it takes is a mirror and some imagination.  Read more here.    And you begin to understand that, in every sense: seeing is believing! [Read more…]

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Want to be ordained? There’s an app for that

Well, you won’t actually be a real priest, minister, rabbi or bishop, but you will be able to see what you’d look like if you were. Details: From the supremely useful to the breathtakingly inane, there’s a cell phone application out there to fulfill all your needs — even the ones you didn’t know you [Read More…]

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Sign of the times: a new monthly magazine devoted to exorcism

Who says publishing is a dying industry? Details: With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world’s first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil. “The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the [Read More…]

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Pat Robertson urges man to become Muslim so he can beat his wife

It sounds like another headline from The Onion, but no. My conclusion: this is Robertson’s “Benedict Groeschel moment,” and he should quietly unplug his microphone. Details: Once again, Pat Robertson has said something ridiculously offensive and cruel. Past targets have included gays, feminists and pagans, atheists, people with Alzheimer’s, adoptive parents, Haitians and people who don’t pray enough. This time, the televangelist focused [Read More…]

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“Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears…”

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Penn State dedicates Catholic center with a familiar name: Paterno

Details: Sue Paterno’s dream came to fruition Saturday morning while she was surrounded by close friends and family. The Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center was dedicated and opened at 10 a.m. during a Eucharistic celebration and blessing ceremony. The Paternos helped to raise the money for the $6.5 million structure. Paterno’s children and [Read More…]

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The next big thing: candy corn Oreos!

This news made my week: The internet is abuzz today with a photo of Candy Corn Oreos making the rounds. The Oreo camp has confirmed to HuffPost Food that they are indeed real and they will be available exclusively at Target starting next week for a suggested retail price of $3.59. I can’t put it [Read More…]

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“Surely, you want those guest towels I embroidered with the Eight Beatitudes?”

In today’s New York Times, Margaret Carlson captures an experience all-too-familiar to many of us: packing up the family home to sell it.  It’s gorgeous and heart-breaking. Carlson has the makings here of a great memoir: I had left the house exactly as it was and exactly as they wished, with my brother, Jimmy, brain-damaged [Read More…]

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The latest Trappist business: ice cream

They’ve given us everything from fruitcake and fudge to candy and soap and even bonsai trees and caskets.   (Of course, let’s not forget ale!) Now, the Trappists are getting into the ice cream business.  Details:  Scrumptious cookies, artisan butter, and fine butter-based candies: these are some of the products of Hokkaido’s Trappist abbey for [Read More…]

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