Wearing your faith on your back: the Tim Tebow “Jesus” shirt

It’s the latest sensation for some devoted — and devout — football fans: Tim Tebow delivered another miracle for the Broncos on Thursday night – at least that’s what many of the quarterback’s devout fans believe. After doing next to nothing all game, Tebow took his team the length of the field, scoring the winning touchdown [Read More...]

Could you eat on less than $5 a day?

Recently, a lot of people did — and some of them didn’t even have to. They took part in the Food Stamp Challenge, to experience what it’s like to live on a food stamp budget.  Here in New York, several people involved with Catholic Charities blogged about the experience.  It’s eye-opening. The ground rules: 1. [Read More...]

The woman behind one of the most familiar voices in the world

Now it can be revealed: the woman heard by millions around the world at airports, train stations and on subway platforms. [Read more...]

Let the fire fall: a new iPhone app may help

How about a little digital evangelization that can — almost literally — spark your spirit? Check this out: Catholics now have a sure-fire way to know when their religious fervor needs some rekindling. A new iPhone application gaining popularity across the country tracks users’ religious activity — everything from reading Scriptures to posting prayers — [Read More...]

Further proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

He has given us lip balm flavored like Girl Scout Cookies: The Girl Scout Cookie lip balm collection represents five of our favorite tasty treats: Thin Mints, Trefoils, Chocolate Peanut Butter (Tagalongs), Peanut Butter (Do-si-dos), and Coconut Caramel Stripes (Samoas). These lip balms taste and smell just as scrumptious as the cookies, and you won’t put [Read More...]

From wearing a veil, to wearing a crown: new Miss World once studied to be a nun

Details: A woman who spent five years training to be a nun has been crowned the winner of Miss World 2011. Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, beat contestants from 122 countries to the coveted title after impressing the judges in the categories of beach beauty, top model, talent, sports, and beauty with a purpose [Read More...]

Marriage is a marathon

And this couple decided to get married during one. They tied the knot while running the New York City Marathon last weekend. Really. Mary and Raymond Donaldson said “I do” while puffing their way through the 22nd mile. Somehow, I don’t think they went through Pre-Cana… [Read more...]

“Everyone is creative”

From a friend’s FB page, via The Naked Pastor, who writes: Do something. Draw something. Paint something. Cook something. Write something. Sing something. Say something. Dance something. Give something. Make something. Break something. Shout something. Demonstrate something. Carve something. Kiss someone. Hug someone. Challenge someone. Help someone. Visit someone. Hear someone. Bless someone. Write someone. [Read More...]

Santa, I want these

Just in time for Christmas: two toys connected to the Disney movie “Cars 2.” It’s a little pope car and popemobile.   Source. [Read more...]

A peek inside the "Harvard of Santa schools"

I wonder what they do for gym class.   Chimney climbing? Details: The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Michigan takes the coveted position very seriously and just wrapped up its 75th (75th!) year of the country’s finest Santa Claus training. The Los Angeles Times reports on the school’s storied history and why it’s considered the [Read More...]


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