Theology Fail: Poster-Child for New Missal Resistance Says Priests Should Focus on “Changing Water into Wine”

This quote, taken from the Associated Press‘s coverage of the new translation of the Roman Missal roll-out, deserves to be immortalized before it is scrubbed from the news archives: Maribeth Lynch, 51, a publisher from the Milwaukee suburb of Elm Grove, said she was “distraught” over the changes and would refuse to “learn the damn prayers.” “It’s ridicul... More

Worst Idea Ever?! Teenage Girls Trained to Perform Exorcisms

This has to be one of the stupidest idea I’ve come across in a long time. And the UK Daily Mail‘s inept, sensationalist reporting of the story only makes things worse: ‘We’re not like normal teenagers’: Meet the exorcist schoolgirls who spend their time casting out DEMONS around the world # Brynne Larson, 16, is one of many newly-qualified teenage demon slayers # Reverend... More

Wanted: Monks With Cowboy Skills

Talk about a unique calling: (AP) – A Roman Catholic monastery in North Dakota is putting its ranching operation out to pasture because it lacks monks with cowboy skills. Abbot Brian Wangler tells The Dickinson Press that ranching has been a part of Assumption Abbey since 1893, when it was in Devil’s Lake. He says raising cattle helped make the monastery self-sufficient. He says two mo... More
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Meet the National Zoo’s newest lion cub … Aslan!

How fun is this?! From local DC blog DCist: Time to get jealous, people: Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes, who I’m informed are actors in “The Chronicles of Narnia” series of films, not only got to hang out with the National Zoo’s lion cubs — but they also got to name one of them. One of the 10-week old cubs will now be dubbed Aslan, after the eponymous lion in C.S.... More

Priceless! Elections turn NARAL President from happy :) face –> sad :( face

I about lost it when a friend pointed this out to me. On Monday, the day before Tuesday’s elections, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan signed her letter to supporters (encouraging them to support pro-abort candidates) with this picture of her beaming smile: Today, after the crushing defeats suffered by pro-abortion candidates at the polls yesterday, Keenan sent out another let... More

What happens when you try to offend no one? You offend everyone.

Consider: Row over women cancels Muslim-Christian clergy soccer match An argument over the participation of women in a football match between Muslim and Christian clergy in Norway has led to the cancellation of the “friendly” encounter. The BBC reports that Muslim Imams had refused to play against women because it went against their beliefs about close physical contact with the oppos... More

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