Death of Priest Ruled a Suicide

A real shame: The death of a Roman Catholic priest in Springfield, MA has been ruled a suicide. Police said Monday that the Rev. Paul Archambault (ARCH’-am-bault) died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found Sunday at the Sacred Heart rectory. Archambault said Mass on Saturday at St. Mary’s in Hampden, and was scheduled…

Al Qaeda Making ‘Belly Bombs’

According to US officials: The latest design from al Qaeda’s top bomb maker is a “belly bomb” developed to beat airport security in Europe and the Middle East where full body scanners are not widely used, according to U.S. officials. A bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security warned, “DHS has identified a potential threat…

Q&A with Bishop Kallistos Ware

In 1960, Penguin Books asked the 26-year-old Timothy Ware to write a book on his newfound Eastern Orthodox faith. His first reaction was to say no; he had been Orthodox for only two years. But a friend urged him to try and so he set his pen to paper. Now nearly 50 years old, The…

World’s First IVF Lottery

Has life really become so cheap? The world’s first IVF lottery is set to launch in Britain!!! As The Sun says, it gives “gamblers the chance to win a baby.” Wow. The controversial game, newly granted a Gambling Commission licence, will see players buy £20 tickets online. The winner will net £25,000 fertility treatments at one…

Father Accused of Burning son for Touching Bible

What a horrible thing to do: A 25-year-old Chandler man accused of burning his son’s hand and wrist because the child touched his Bible was booked Sunday on suspicion of child abuse, police said. Johnny Salazar was taking care of his two sons, ages 2 and 5 this weekend on the 800 Block of East…

Mom Harvested Dead Son’s Sperm to Make Grandchild

She harvested the son’s sperm before having his life-support switched off! I think it’s normal for my parents to want a grandchild. A hint every now and then from my mom about how she’d like to have a baby in the family again has been standard operating procedure since I’ve hit the later 20s. What’s not normal,…