Odd Spot

Vatican digs illegal tunnel to exhume King David’s DNA

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Rabbi Daniel Asor of the Yanar Institute claims that a tunnel has been built under the Church of the Dormition to allow its members to exhume the remains of King David. Asor has also alleged that the church is acting on instructions from the Vatican, which he says has a plan to collect DNA samples Read more

Teens abandon BBQ causing fire at Dunedin church

Monday, April 12th, 2021

A group of teens built a campfire and started to cook sausages on the grounds of First Church In Dunedin. They fled at the first sign of trouble, leaving the fire unattended and the sausages to burn. The communications adviser said it was definitely one of the more bizarre things she had seen in the Read more

Church toilet roll fundraiser a great success

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Inspired by the story of the Good Samaritan, the young people of Grace Mennonite Church Manitoba challenged their church to collect toilet paper for Steinbach Community Outreach by the end of the month. The goal was to gather a total of 2021 rolls within the span of one month. The pastor says his church was Read more

Elton John claims Vatican invested in Rocketman

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Elton John asks, “How can the Vatican refuse to bless gay marriages because they ‘are sin’, yet happily make a profit from investing millions in ‘Rocketman’ – a film which celebrates my finding happiness from my marriage to David? After fact-checking, Newsweek says John is correct.  The Vatican invested about 1 million euros in Rocketman. Read more

Mislabeled  photo shows Pope Benedict, not Pope Francis 

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Some users on social media are claiming a photograph shows Pope Francis  wearing designer clothing. The image is incorrectly captioned: the photograph from 2007  shows  his predecessor  , Pope Benedict, in a white and golden  outfit  wearing red loafers.

Air Force chaplain cleanses Yokota Air Base homes where ‘odd things occur’

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

The headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan may be home to supernatural activity, according to a couple who claim to help anyone dealing with paranormal disturbances to rid their homes of unwanted spirits. Supernatural activity is reported so often at the base that it inspired a Facebook group, Yokota Ghost Hunter Club. Its members post about Read more

Pastor who preached women must look good for their husbands goes on leave

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

A pastor in Missouri has taken a leave of absence and is “seeking professional counselling” after a video surfaced of a sermon in which he emphasized that women need to look attractive for their husbands because “God made men to be drawn to beautiful women.” The video was posted on Facebook and runs for more Read more

Pope’s wardrobe vs. the wind: is Velcro the answer?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

For decades, popes have suffered embarrassment when their light, shoulder-length mantle, inspired by a sudden gust of wind, smacks them in the face. Dario Piccioni who sells garments to cardinals and bishops at the Vatican has suggested using Velcro to solve the problem. Read more

Pope hints at an encyclical letter about sport

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

An extensive conversation with Pope Francis has been appropriately called “una ‘enciclica laica,’ ” a “secular encyclical” by his interlocutor, the journalist Pier Bergonzi. In the course of the interview, Francis was asked if he might consider writing an encyclical on sports. His response leaves open an intriguing possibility: “Perhaps this conversation can be defined Read more

Men who attend religious services weekly do more housework

Monday, March 8th, 2021

In a recent study, Bethany Gull and Claudia Geist identify two paths leading to men’s increased housework — one non-religious and egalitarian the other religious and family-centred Their results surprised them, as they had expected conservative religious men to have lower housework participation due to their traditional gender ideologies. Laurie deRose and Anna Barren suggest Read more