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Pope Francis tweeted support New Orleans football team Comments 0

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Pope Francis isn’t known for his love for American football but he posted a tweet that accidentally backed the New Orleans Saints. “Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.”  Read more

Thousands flock to Kanye West’s sermon outside shopping mall Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Thousands of people showed up to an outdoor shopping centre in Utah to see rapper Kanye West perform what he calls a worship service. Read more

Pope: indigenous people’s feathered headgear no sillier than Vatican hats Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Pope Francis said tell me: what’s the difference between having feathers on your head and the three-peaked hat worn by certain officials in our dicasters?” he said to applause, referring to the three-pointed red birettas worn by cardinals. Francis described how upset he became when he heard a snide comment about the feathered headdress worn Read more

Seminary students confessed to plants Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019

A student from Union Theological Seminary has tweeted: “Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honour. What do you confess to the plants in your life?” The Read more

Church tells thief “It’s hot where you’re going” Comments 0

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

A thief stole a brand new air conditioning unit from the grounds of  the Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Ohio The church has posted this message on it welcome sign:  “Whoever stole our A C Unit: Keep it. It’s hot where (you’re) going.” Read more

‘OK’ hand gesture listed as symbol of hate Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019

A Jewish civil rights organisation has added the index finger-to-thumb “OK” sign to its database of “Hate on Display” symbols. The suspected white supremacist in Christchurch, New Zealand, accused of killing 51 worshippers “OK” hand gesture during an initial court appearance. Read more

Church group crowdsources ‘I forgive you’ emoji design Comments 0

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Someone did something silly, and now you need a way to say they’re forgiven. How do you do that in emojis? The Forgivemoji campaign encourages people to design an emoji that represents forgiveness. The team behind the campaign will then decide on the best entry and then submit it to the Unicode Consortium. Read more

Theologian suggest gender neutral robot priests Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

A Roman Catholic theologian who is a Franciscan sister has claimed that “gender-neutral” robotic priests could help make the Church less patriarchal and tackle its sexual abuse crisis. Ilia Delio, who holds a chair in theology at Villanova University, Pennsylvania, said that robots could excel in ways that human priests might not. Read more

Man killed in traffic crash unavailable for comment Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

No one will accuse Los Angeles reporter Sara Welch of not performing due diligence. The KLTA reporter became news after saying on live air that a man who was killed in a car crash could not be reached to tell his side of the story. Read more

How Stalin’s daughter became a Catholic Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Svetlana Stalina was Stalin’s daughter. She grew up in an atmosphere where God was never mentioned. Her father ruled over a Communist Party and government that did its best to minimize religion’s role in people’s lives—or use it to advance communist ideology. In the long run, however, that temporal power was not stronger than the Read more