A Muslim woman who plays soccer in Utah?!

How cool is that? Details: Serene Kergaye’s religion is important to her — so important that she wears a headscarf, long sleeves and long pants even when she’s on the soccer field at Cottonwood High School. Kergaye is Muslim, and the monochromatic clothes she wears under her uniform during games don’t bother her one bit. [Read More...]

Believing in God's job creation plan

If you’re praying for work, you have plenty of company — and religion can play a role in how people view government assistance, according to a new survey: As the nation struggles with 9.1 percent unemployment and President Barack Obama pushes a $447 billion job creation bill, a new survey shows that religion plays a significant role [Read More...]

Foul ball: MLB schedules opening day for Good Friday — UPDATED

A reader alerted me to this and called it “the most stupid marketing decision by anyone!” Details: Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds will move to Friday in 2012, with an April 6 game against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park. Major League Baseball released the Reds’ 2012 schedule today. Click here to download a [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words, teddy bear edition

Behold, the “Pope Benedict XVI Teddy bear” in a show room of the Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH, a manufacturer of fine German Teddy bears, in Coburg, yesterday. The special edition on the occasion of the second visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Gemany comes with growler and is limited to only 111 pieces worldwide. Read more. (AP [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

Spotted on the E train tonight: an ad for a storage company. [Read more...]

Atheist group holds first meeting at Christian school

SMU — Southern Methodist University, home to Perkins Chapel, shown above — now has its own campus group devoted to atheism, and the student paper dropped by the first meeting: Homosexuality, creationism and religious acceptance were all hot topics at the Secular Humanist club’s first meeting Wednesday night in Hughes-Trigg. Though the club functions mainly [Read More...]

Jesus gets a Facebook page — and more than 8 million fans

The New York Times looks at the web’s newest sensation, the Son of God: A North Carolina diet doctor has come up with a formula to create the most highly engaged audience on Facebook in the world, far surpassing marketing efforts by celebrities and sports teams. He draws on the words of Jesus and posts [Read More...]

For Labor Day: Want to succeed? Get happy!

Want to know the secret of greater productivity at work? Some researchers are happy to tell you: Over the past decade, we researched the micro-level causes behind this macro-level problem. To gain real-time perspective into everyday work lives, we collected  nearly 12,000 electronic diary entries from 238 professionals in seven different companies. Our study charted [Read More...]

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...]


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