Wow! The Supermoon Was Awesome Behind Brazil’s “Christ the Redeemer”!

Supermoon behind Christ the Redeemer

Of all the images of the Supermoon of July 12, 2014, perhaps this is the most dramatic:  the moon low in the sky, behind Rio de Janeiro's iconic 130-foot statue of "Christ the Redeemer."A "supermoon" occurs when the moon is full on the same night that it's at the closest point in its orbit.  Saturday's supermoon was the first of the season, but there's another on the way August 10.Photo:  Getty Images … [Read more...]

Italian Vineyard Hit by Rockslide Is Owned by Servite Order


A one-thousand-tonne boulder that tore through a vineyard in northern Italy has caused hundreds of thousands of euros-worth of damage, the estate manager has said. On January 21 at 8:15 p.m., a couple living in a farmhouse in northern Italy got the scare of their lives, as giant boulders came tumbling down the mountainside in Tramin, near Trento in Italy.The boulders--the largest totalling 300 cubic metres (more than 14,000 cubic feet)--demolished a barn and stopped just a few feet from the … [Read more...]

OH NO!! Pope Francis’ “Peace Doves” Attacked by Crow and Seagull

Dove attacked

 As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square today, two white doves released in St. Peter's Square were attacked by a crow and a seagull. Small children had joined Pope Francis in the window of the Apostolic Palace to release the doves today, as a peace gesture following the pope's remarks calling for peace in Ukraine.  Civil unrest in that country this week has led to the deaths of anti-government protestors. I'm afraid peace is hard to … [Read more...]