Once Again, a Red-Stained Communion Wafer Turns Out Not to Be a Miracle After All

For weeks now, the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City has been investigating a possible “miracle.” A consecrated communion wafer apparently began “bleeding” in water following a Mass and surely this was a sign from Jesus!



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Three China (TX) City Council Members Resign After Mayor Allows Atheists to Host Event in City Hall

Over the past month, three city council members in China, Texas have resigned from their positions, leaving the city unable to proceed with business because there aren’t enough elected officials to reach quorum.

What prompted them to step down?

They’re supposedly angry at Mayor John Walker for not asking their permission before approving an event in city hall aimed at dispelling myths about atheists and church/state separation:



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Illinois High School Football Coach Promises Not to Lead or Participate in Prayer with Athletes

A week after the head football coach at Naperville Central High School in Illinois was told to stop praying with his team, it appears the message has finally been taken seriously by everyone involved.

Last we heard, Superintendent Dan Bridges promised that Coach Mike Stine wouldn’t lead prayers with his team but said nothing about his participation in them. That didn’t satisfy the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which had already sent a warning letter to the District, so FFRF sent a follow-up.

That may have done the trick. Bridges and Stine have finally promised to comply fully with the First Amendment:

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Virginia School District Closed Today After Commotion Surrounding Arabic Calligraphy Lesson

At Riverheads High School in Virginia last week, World Geography teacher Cheryl LaPorte wanted to introduce students to Arabic calligraphy, so she had them copy a phrase to show off its “artistic complexity”:

The problem is that the phrase — which was never translated on the assignment itself — actually said “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

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Vatican Says That Mother Teresa, Having Worked Two “Verified” Miracles, Will Be Declared a Saint

The nun Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, a.k.a. Mother Teresa, will become a saint, the Vatican announced today.



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