Popular Priest, Theologian and Author Reaches Mountaintop — Then Falls and Dies

Fr Robert Cormier

Father Robert Cormier, a New Jersey priest and author, has died in a tragic 1,000-foot fall from the top of Mount Hood.According to MY9NJ.com, the local Fox News affiliate in Jersey City: Sheriff's office spokesman Pete Hughes said Cormier ascended Mount Hood's south side with two others, one of whom suffered a leg cramp.Cormier continued alone and appeared to reach the summit before he fell near Eliot Glacier at the volcanic peak 50 miles east of Portland.A helicopter photographed … [Read more...]

Earthlings Clamor for One-Way Ticket to Mars

Mars One colony

More than 200,000 Earthling adventurers from 140 countries have applied for a one-way ticket to the Red Planet.But they won’t all get to go.  This month Mars One, the visionary firm which plans to establish a human settlement on Martian soil, has narrowed the field of selected applicants to 1,058.  The list will be further pared until only about 40 remain by the time the first quartet of adventurers is launched into space in 2023.Mars One is a nonprofit with an ambitious goal.  The priv … [Read more...]

LIKING BIKERS: Catholic Cross-Bearers Take the Gospel to the Streets


June 9-17 was Bike Week in Laconia, New Hampshire.  Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country descended on New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, home to “America’s Original Riding Rally.”  Bikers traveled winding roads through picturesque mountain forests, alongside stunning lake vistas; and they rode on historic roads like the Kangamangus Trail. Oh, and they preached the Gospel. *     *     *     *     * Visiting the Granite State for a family wedding, I couldn’t help but notice … [Read more...]