New Evangelization FAIL

“Honey, here’s something fun for the family…let’s go!” H/T to The Ironic Catholic. [Read more...]

Life amid death: the blessing of cadavers at a Catholic medical school

A remarkable glimpse into a world few of us see, courtesy the Chicago Tribune: Every year, first-year medical students grapple with gross anatomy, approaching their first human dissection with a mixture of anticipation, anxiety or sheer dread. On Monday, 150 students at Loyola University Chicago‘s Stritch School of Medicine approached their task with reverence, reciting [Read More...]

Beware of sharp notes from the choir

What does a priest do if he wants to build a church, but no one will let him?  In Russia, one priest found a unique answer: an inflatable chapel. Details: It is the idea of the Catholic parish priest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk, Father Krzysztof Kowal, who having failed to obtain permits and funding to build a [Read More...]

Tacky. Shameless. Offensive. Sick.

Those are just a few of the words I’d use to describe this cynical stunt: a special wine commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks, for $19.11 a bottle. It gets worse: The wines, produced by Lieb Family Cellars, are a 9/11 Memorial Commemorative Merlot, which the winery’s website says is barrel-fermented, and a 9/11 Memorial Commemorative [Read More...]

California seeks removal of crosses from public land

They’re a landmark in southern California, and they could soon be gone, according to news reports: The state intends to remove three crosses, which have stood for decades and possibly close to a century, from a vista point near Julian because of complaints lodged this summer about the religious symbols being on public property. The [Read More...]

Meet a Christian professional soccer team

They’re called the Charlotte Eagles, the team logo includes a prominent cross, and they proudly say their number one mission is saving souls. Details: With 12 minutes left in the game, the Charlotte Eagles are losing 2-0. The North Carolina humidity hangs thick in the evening air. The home crowd becomes restless as the opposing [Read More...]

What we have come to: new restaurant requires signed contract when making reservation

It’s “concept dining” in which the concept is: sign your life away before picking up a fork: Get your pen out if you want to have dinner at Rogue 24, because first you have to sign a two-page contract to cement your reservation at the newly opened conceptual restaurant serving only 24- and 16-course tasting [Read More...]

The Catholic baseball star who just learned that he's Jewish

The sports world is wrapping its collective head around this surprising news: it turns out that a well-known player for the fabled Brooklyn Dodgers, a lifelong Roman Catholic, is in fact Jewish — and has close relatives who died in Auschwitz. The New York Times reporter Joshua Prager has the scoop: Earlier this summer, Ralph [Read More...]

This is why they're French, and we aren't

Because their vending machines dispense fresh baguettes. See it in action, below. [Read more...]

Bon appetite: fried butter on a stick.

The latest sensation in state fair food… Yummy. Would you like a coronary with that, on the side? [Read more...]


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