That Survey for the World-Wide Church: Not Exactly…


Well, it seems there’s been a little confusion over this whole “synod survey” thing.First, we heard that the Vatican was conducting a world-wide survey.  In an effort to move away from a “Vatican-centric” approach and to involve local church leaders in decision-making, news reports claimed, the Vatican has invited Catholics around the world to participate in a survey which addresses sensitive issues such as contraception, divorce and same sex marriage.Then, the phony surveys.  Several ver … [Read more...]

PERFECT! Young Cartoon Fella Sees Disability in a New Light

One leg

From the Brazilian webcomic Mentirinhas…  a sad young man realizes that his new three-legged puppy is perfect. … [Read more...]

Apostolic Nunciature in Damascus Is Bombed; No Casualties


This just in:  This morning the Vatican ambassador's office (Apostolic Nunciature) in Syria has been struck by a mortar shell.The situation has been increasingly tense in Damascus, since the war reached that city this summer.  Monsignor Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio in Damascus, said in a recent interview, "People are afraid to go out during the day in some neighborhoods.  Dark days are coming."And Monsignor Zenari was right.  Following is the news report I've just received from the Vat … [Read more...]