7-Year-Old Steals Car to Avoid Going to Church

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I’d love to tell you that my children, when they were young, always loved going to church…. But no. They were pretty virtuous youngsters, and I was immensely proud of them; but sometimes they were in the middle of a game with friends or they were watching TV, and they just didn’t want to get in the car and drive to Mass.  We did it anyway; they were not permitted to miss; but I hated that it sometimes seemed that I was “punishing” them by requiring that they attend the Sunday liturgy, when t … [Read more...]

Breathtaking Disrespect: Pope-Emeritus Benedict Portrayed in Condoms

Pope Benedict made of condoms

I’m speechless. In a convergence of chutzpah and bad taste, Shorewood (WI) artist Niki Johnson has used 17,000 multi-colored condoms to create a larger-than-life portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  She has titled the creation “Eggs Benedict”.Just like the fawning ministers in Hans Christian Andersen’s tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, modern-day art critics have reacted to the art piece with enthusiasm.  Critics from the United States and around the world have called the work, which … [Read more...]


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