Blessed corpses — and holy ghosts — after typhoon

Here’s my nominee for “Most Bland Headline of the Weekend.” It appeared atop an Associated Press report: Church services held in typhoon-shattered city On the other hand, the story’s lede is pretty compelling: TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Hours after the storm hit the Philippines, the Rev. Amadero Alvero was on the streets, sprinkling holy water over the dead and praying [Read More…]

Holy scandal! Is sipping holy water really dangerous?

OK! OK! I yield to all of you who sent me the link to that strange ABC News “Good Morning America” report about the dangers of sipping holy water! Let’s talk about that story a bit and, trust me, there isn’t much to talk about. First things first: Is there really some kind of epidemic [Read More…]