Odd Spot

Nudity and modesty can go hand in hand

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

For as long as  Misty Katz has been a nudist, she has also been a Christian. She thinks that public nudity and modesty, in fact, go hand in hand. St John Paul once said nudity is not in itself immodest.  Read more

High fashion and the Catholic clergy

Monday, June 27th, 2022

t seems priests who wear a simple black or gray shirt with a white tab collar are more of the “Pope Francis trend” than those who dress in the more formal gilet with broad full collars. This is a “language” that can be further expressed through accessories, such as the size, shape or material of Read more

Ex-employee claims Google infiltrated by a religious cult

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Kevin Lloyd, a 34-year-old former Google video producer, claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired last year because he complained about the influence of a religious sect. He alleged that as many as 12 Fellowship of Friends members and close relatives worked for the Google Developer Studio. Read more

Prospective groom punches priest who had refused to conduct his marriage

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

A disgruntled prospective groom ran down the aisle and attacked a priest in front of worshippers at the church in Rio’s Cachambi neighbourhood. The priest had refused to conduct a marriage for the man who wanted to marry for the second time. Read more

‘Dead’ woman bangs on coffin during her own funeral

Monday, June 13th, 2022

A funeral in Peru was dramatically interrupted after ‘knocking’ was heard from within a coffin. A woman had been pronounced ‘dead’ following a horrific crash, and later put into a coffin ahead of her funeral. But when her relatives hoisted the wooden structure onto their shoulders, they began to hear strange sounds. Read more

Local priest and businessman depicted in religious artwork

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

A religious artwork was removed after a local priest and a businessman were found to be depicted in it. The $17,000 painting of St Sabinus meeting St Benedict features the head of the charity which commissioned the work as well as the priest who runs the cathedral. Read more  

Sister Linda a small but formidable force

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Sister Linda Sim, who is about 1.5m tall and weighs less than 50kg, won a gold medal in the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in South Korea. Sister Linda gave up taekwondo when she joined a convent. Years later, she’s dusted off her black belt at a Singaporean hospice to teach children recovering from cancer. Read Read more

Catholic University can’t auction ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress

Monday, May 30th, 2022

A federal judge on Monday blocked a Catholic University from auctioning off a gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz,” one day before it was set to be put up for bids that some expected to generate up to $1.2 million for the school’s drama department. Read more

Dad jokes and religious puns

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Religious jokes are (sacra)ment to make you grin for what might seem like an eternity and bring some laughter (and possible good-natured head shaking) to your day. Here are 45  Christian jokes and puns about the Bible, religion and dad jokes about faith. Read more

Does your faith and your comedy overlap?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Beneath the zippy punchlines and side-splitting satire, Stephen Colbert believes laughter is not only the best medicine, it can be a form of salvation too. Colbert opened up about his Christian faith with Dua Lipa on CBS’ “Late Show” earlier this year. Read more