Advocacy Group Claims the Vatican is Full of Winos

And I sure hope they’re right. The Wine Institute, a group that promotes the California wine industry, has released the results of a study* saying the Vatican consumes more wine per-capita than any other country in the world. The average Vaticanian sucks down 74 liters of wine per person: double that of Italy and France. [Read More...]

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Chick-fil-A Does A Good Thing

A strong piece of Christian witness: the manager and employees of a Chick-fil-A in Alabama handed out several hundred free sandwiches to drivers stranded on the road in a snow storm. Those of us in the north are looking at the couple of inches of snow that paralyzed the south and wondering, “What the heck [Read More...]

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More Anti-Catholic Bias From Reuters UPDATED

St. Margaret Clitherow, pressed to death for being Catholic

Every once in a while, I fail to take my own advice: I actually read mainstream coverage of church matters. This is never wise, since mainstream reporters are absolutely incapable of writing about religion. What they produce is usually laced with bias and innuendo masquerading as fact. Even though I do read AP or CNN [Read More...]

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Girl Scouts, WAGGGS, and Abortion: Still A Problem

The most challenging, least satisfying writing I’ve done since I started covering religion was this two part piece on the Girl Scouts. It percolated for months as I sifted through tons of information and tried to figure out just what the Girl Scouts of the USA were doing, if it was compatible with Catholic values, [Read More...]

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Mark Shea: Worst. Person. Ever.

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One thing about blogging at Patheos: you can’t choose your neighbors. It was a pretty quiet place around here when the Right Kind of Catholics made up most of the blogroll, but then they started letting anybody in. I knew things were really going to hell when Mark Shea first showed up. As an author, [Read More...]

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Unveils New Model for Education

Something I wrote for the Register this week: PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is turning the management of its 17 high schools and four special-education schools over to the Faith in the Future Foundation. The archdiocese’s groundbreaking agreement with Faith in the Future announced today creates the first independently managed Catholic secondary-school system in [Read More...]

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Web Comic Crowd-Sources Tesla Museum

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Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has followed up his embarrassing anti-religion comic by doing a good thing. He’s organized a crowd-funded campaign called “Let’s Build a G*******d Tesla Museum” in order to buy the location of Nikola Tesla’s last lab and build a museum dedicated to the man who changed the 20th century. Inman set a goal [Read More...]

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Pakistan: Christian Nurses Poisoned Because of Their Faith

It’s a horrifying story, and the details are still sketchy: Eleven Pakistani Christian student nurses were allegedly deliberately poisoned with mercury on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the Civil Hospital in Karachi. According to one of the affected nurses, a colleague had made the tea for them and after 10pm they immediately fell ill after [Read More...]

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