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...]

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

 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...]

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It’s a Wonderful World—And There Are Howler Monkeys In It!

Is this strictly spiritual? Well, yes, in the sense that it fills your mind with wonder and then you slip off, thinking about the God of Manifest Humor, Who created even this—the howler monkey.At first, you think he's cute, even gentle.  Then he builds up steam, and he shakes the world with his ear-splitting howl. … [Read more...]

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