Male Nurse Commits Suicide at Hospital

IOL News: A nurse committed suicide at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Johannesburg, the Gauteng health department said on Monday. “Around lunch time yesterday (Sunday), other students noted that Musawakhe Mazibuko, a third year male student nurse, was planning to commit suicide and they called internal security personnel immediately,” spokesman Sello Mokoena said. They called…

Mass for Liberal Believers Angers Archbishop

Saying there were significant abuses at a mass held Sunday by liberal Catholics, Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron will commission a “careful and thorough review” of the services led by a local Catholic priest, a church spokesman said. Defying Vigneron’s orders, the Rev. Bob Wurm, 78, a retired Catholic priest from Ferndale, presided over a mass…

Israel Defence Force: We Must Keep the Next War Short!

A fair warning: Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Benny Gantz recently stated that in a future war Israel will have to make sure that it secures a “swift” and decisive victory, because “we know that our ability to decide the battle depends on the Home Front’s resilience.” It is well known that Israel’s…

Byzantine Church Discovered in Acre

Discovery of public structure in north Israel city is breakthrough, first time Christian structure has been unearthed in Acre, a city said to have been highly influential in early years of Christianity. Fantastic! Haaretz has more: The Israel Antiquities Authority has had a breakthrough discovery, unearthing a public structure from the time of the Byzantine Empire…

Speaking of the Pope: Pray for his Safety

Rorate Caeli has the snippet: Security was considerably increased in the Vatican yesterday after direct threats against the Holy Father were made in a recently-released video by a member of an extreme Islamist group. The Pope and the Italian Prime Minister were called “easy  targets” in the video.   [Source: various Italian agencies, including AGI.]   Let…

A New Comic Book Hero: Pope Benedict XVI

Move over, Spider-Man. Here come some new comic-book heroes. Among this new breed of heroes are Pope Benedict XVI, St. Paul and Old Testament figure Judith. They are the stars of comic books done in a style older generations never saw in the comic-book rack at the neighborhood drugstore growing up. The genre is called…