OH NO! Crucifix Honoring JPII Breaks and Falls in Italy, Killing 21-Year-Old Man

The broken corpus is visible beneath the curved cross

A sad story out of northern Italy:  The corpus of Christ has fallen from a crucifix in the Alpine town of Cevo, crushing a 21-year-old man to death. The 100-foot-high crucifix had been erected to commemorate the visit of Pope John Paul II to the region in 1998.  On Wednesday, April 23, during a ceremony preceding this weekend's canonization ceremony for Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, the 1,320-pound sculpture of Christ broke off the curved cross, fell and broke apart.The cross had b … [Read more...]

Pastor Draws Record Crowd at Easter, Gets a Tattoo


A promise is a promise:  So when First Presbyterian Church in Eustis, Florida, hit record attendance on Easter Sunday, the pastor kept his commitment.  He got a tattoo.Reverend Leon Bloder had promised his congregation that if they'd all come to church, he'd cut his hair and have the church's logo tattooed onto his body.  So with a little help from their friends at the small church next door, who walked on over to help fill the seats, First Presbyterian reached a total of 850 att … [Read more...]

Mom, You’re the Best! A Loving Tribute

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 She's always been there for you.She's been the encourager-in-chief, coaxing you to try, to master new things, to explore your world in new ways. She's been your biggest cheerleader.  Her confidence in you and her gentle nudge have helped you to step out into the world. She's been your teacher and your strongest example.  Through her love, you've understood something of the love of God.  Through her patient instruction, you've mastered difficult subjects and adv … [Read more...]