R.I.P. Alice! The Brady Bunch Won’t Be the Same Without You

Ann B. Davis

Ann B. Davis, best known for her role as Alice Nelson, the quirky housekeeper on The Brady Bunch, died this morning in the religious commune in San Antonio where she lived.The 88-year-old star was said to be in good health when she struck her head in an unexpected bathroom fall.  According to her close friend, Episcopal Bishop William Frey, the bump caused a subdural hematoma.  She never regained consciousness. *     *     *     *     *  Davis was a familiar face on television in the '60s a … [Read more...]

Middle School Teacher Suspended for Teaching America’s Racist History

Poster - Billy Van in Blackface

A middle school teacher in Monroe, Michigan has been suspended after showing a historical video in his history class showing a white man wearing blackface to imitate an African-American.The video was part of a history lesson on Jim Crow racial segregation laws.  Teacher Alan Barron, 59, played the video to show his students how some white Americans considered racist acts acceptable "entertainment" in the 1800s.According to the Monroe News, Monroe Middle School teacher Alan Barron … [Read more...]

Pope, Patriarch Plan “Nicaea III”; Do You Remember What Happened at Nicaea I and II?

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew venerate the slab in the Holy Sepulchre where Christ's body was laid.

It was Patriarch Bartholomew who broke the news:  On his return from Jerusalem, where the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople had prayed with Pope Francis at the Holy Sepulchre, the Patriarch revealed plans for a Catholic-Orthodox get-together in Nicaea in 2025.The meeting in Jerusalem of the Roman Catholic pontiff and the leader of the Eastern church was news in itself:   It had been 50 years since the 1964 embrace between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras.  Before that, nine ce … [Read more...]