Archives for May 5, 2014

BREAKING: Supreme Court Says It’s OK to Pray!

In a narrow 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court this morning ruled that it's OK to open government meetings with prayer--even if the prayers are overwhelmingly Christian, and even if citizens are encouraged to participate.The case of Town of Greece vs. Galloway has been wending its way through the courts since 2007, when residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens took the board of the small town near Rochester, New York to federal court, contending that its practice of offering prayers … [Read more...]

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The Uniform of the Swiss Guard: A 100-Year-Old Tradition

Were the uniforms of the Swiss Guard designed by Michelangelo?  I've always heard that; but today I read--on the Vatican's own website--that Michelangelo had nothing to do with it!  Instead, it was Commandant Jules Repond, inspired by the frescoes of Raffaello, who had the inspiration for the iconic uniforms which are worn by guards in Vatican City and at papal events. In any case,  they are lovely, aren't they?  The bold blue, red and yellow stripes, the white of the collar and glov … [Read more...]

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The Bible From the Titanic Goes on Display in Tennessee

16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, 17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capemaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. 18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. 19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. 20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. 21 Then they willingly received him into the s … [Read more...]

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