Mamma Mia! Nun Scores a Hit on Italy’s “The Voice”

The Voice

Go into all the world, said Jesus.Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year-old Ursuline Sister of the Holy Family from Milan, Italy has taken that directive to heart.  The talented religious won a standing ovation on the blind auditions for The Voice 2, Italy's popular talent show.All four of the judges pushed the button that turned their chairs around to face the stage; and their shocked expressions upon seeing a Catholic nun belting out the lyrics of Alicia Keys' "No One" were priceless. * … [Read more...]

School District Removes Non-Christian Preference from Teacher Contracts

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The Ferndale School District, north of Detroit, has agreed to delete a clause in its teacher contract that gives employment preference to people "of the non-Christian faith."Michigan Capitol Confidential reported that the discriminatory clause, which apparently was inserted in the 1970s and which had been unenforced and unnoticed until this week, appeared on page 22 of the lengthy contract.  There is a nondiscrimination clause earlier in the contract.Regarding promotion to a vacant p … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Plants a “Virtual Olive Tree”

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Plant a forest of peace:  That's the message that Pope Francis wanted to impart to the world's children on March 19, when he tapped the screen of a tablet and planted a "virtual olive tree."The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is promoting the initiative, which was originated by Scholas Occurrentes, the "Worldwide Network of Schools Getting Together."Director General of the Scholas Occurrentes Enrique Palmeyro told the international news agency ZENIT the history of the … [Read more...]