A Burgeoning Market for Papal Kitsch


Hoodies, t-shirts, aprons—even doggie apparel. In the wake of the “Pope Francis Effect”, all of these items and more are now available in special Pope Francis editions. Britain’s Catholic Herald reports that since the election of Pope Francis, sales are up 20% for papal gear:  clothing, key rings, tea lights, and various papal paraphernalia.  And indeed, Catholics With Attitude, a custom printery which offers t-shirts in the U.K. and right here in the United States, has a large … [Read more...]

Is It Rude to Tell an Atheist He’s Wrong?

Atheism billboard

This week a sparkling new digital billboard went live on Times Square.   On the corner of 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, the large sign features white letters on a blue background reading: The animated billboard in Times Square joins several low-tech stationary versions in New York and San Francisco funded by Ken Ham, the founder, CEO and President of the creationist organization Answers in Genesis.  Ham’s organization, which teaches young-earth theory and disputes evolution, also … [Read more...]

Pepsi Honors Christian Musicians on Soda Cans

Pepsi collectors cans

Check this out: Available for collectors, four collector’s cans from Pepsi featuring contemporary Christian musicians.  Catholic fan favorite Matt Maher is featured on Dr. Pepper.   Matthew West is on the Pepsi can, Francesca Battistelli  is on Diet Pepsi, and TobyMac appears on cans of Mountain Dew.  Each of the limited edition cans also has a link to a free download from the featured artist. Pepsi collector’s cans—which can bring hundreds or even thousands of dollars on … [Read more...]