Drinking Horse Semen in New Zealand

I kid you not! It is a very good thing that God is both Just and Merciful. Because if God were only Just, he might have decided by now that free will, and leaving humanity to its own devices, was a bad call. And this incredibly stupid story might have been the impetus that finally…

West Point Chaplains Feel Privileged Ministering to Cadets

West Point, N.Y. (CNS) — Augustinian Father Edson Wood has a campus ministry assignment like none other. As brigade chaplain at the U.S. Military Academy, he is responsible for making sure that 4,400 college students have the opportunity to follow their religious traditions. While most cadets identify themselves as Catholics or Protestants, Father Wood said…

Westboro Baptist Church Members Recieve FBI Training

A shocker indeed: Washington – The FBI said Wednesday that members of an anti-gay fundamentalist group participated in the bureau’s training of police officers and FBI agents – a move the bureau says it will take steps to remedy in the future. The bureau extended the invitations to Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., for training…

Giant Statue of Jesus Christ Opened in Peru

One of the world’s tallest statues of Jesus Christ has been inaugurated in Peru despite high level opposition and Facebook campaigns mocking it. The Telegraph has more: President Alan Garcia formally opened the monument, known as Cristo del Pacifico or Christ of the Pacific, on a hill in the capital Lima. He personally helped fund the…

From Bulletproof Vest to Vestments

Via the Deacon’s Bench comes this feel good story: From Alaska comes this unusual story of a divorced father recently ordained a priest (shown below with his daughter): It started out as just another routine day on patrol for Officer Steve Gallagher cruising the streets of Olympia, Wash. At an imposing 6’ 4” and 240 pounds,…

Israeli Software Aims to Shed Light on the Bible

Ha’aretz reports: A team of scholars and scientists are hoping the algorithm they developed will give intriguing new insights about what researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible. Software developed by an Israeli team is giving intriguing new hints about what researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible.…