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Giant ten commandments monument donated by Fraternal Order of Eagles Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A giant Ten Commandments monument will go up outside Mary Queen of Apostles School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. That wouldn’t normally be a story — if anything, the most noteworthy thing about it is that a religious monument is going up outside a religious school for once — but the journey it Read more

Beautiful Catholic church inside the walls of a maximum security prison Comments 0

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora is a maximum-security prison housing nearly 3,000 inmates in upper New York, not far from the Canadian border. Inside its walls is a beautiful Catholic church, the Church of St. Dismas, which has enhanced the spiritual lives of inmates for nearly 80 years. It is unique, in that it is Read more

Tourists banned from sitting on famous Spanish Steps Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Tourists are now forbidden from sitting on the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, better known around the world as the Spanish Steps. A police regulation has been introduced this northern summer instructing visitors against “sitting down by consuming food or drinks on a historical heritage property, Read more

Churchs without God fizzling out Comments 0

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Meetings meant to be just like Church services—but without God received enthusiastic media coverage when they were growing so rapidly in their early years. The growth of these secular congregations hasn’t kept up the pace in the USA. After a promising start, attendance declined, and nearly half the chapters have fizzled out. Read more

Pope to asked to intervene after Lord Sugar mocks relics Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Pope Francis must speak out against British businessman and politician Lord Sugar after he indulged in “sacrilegious mockery of religious relics” to make a cheap political point aimed at Jeremy Corbyn. Read more

Hell on Pontifical Academy for Sciences Comments 0

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Pope Francis has appointed Nobel Laureate, Professor Stefan Walter Hell, to the Pontifical Academy for Sciences. Professor Hell, a Romanian-born German physicist, was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on improving the resolution of microscopes. Read more

What is Pope Francis’ annual salary? Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019

As the leader of the Catholic Church in the entire world, one would assume that Pope Francis receives a generous salary in compensation for his many duties. However, the truth is quite the opposite. Read more

Car crash reveals priest embezzled $95,000 Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

When emergency workers rushed to the scene of a Santa Rosa car accident June 19, they found Father Oscar Diaz, a local pastor, stuck in the car with a broken hip and other injuries. They also found $18,305.86, in cash. Diaz told police the money was his salary; it wasn’t.  Continue reading

All roads do not lead to Rome…some lead to Rom Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

An elderly person was on a mission to see the Pope and decided to make his way there by car. He was surprised when his GPS told him he had arrived, despite no signs of any of the famous buildings or architecture. He was in Rom a the small town in North-Rhine Westphalia. He had Read more

Killer not responsible because he smoked weed Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

A Muslim man who killed his Jewish neighbour in Paris while shouting about Allah. He is probably not criminally responsible for his actions because he had smoked marijuana beforehand, a French judge ruled. Continue reading