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On a Lighter Note…

Diogenes notes: After a bizarre traffic incident that led to his arrest, and an even more bizarre appearance in court, a Massachusetts man objected vigorously when someone questioned his sanity. The accusation apparently centered on a claim that the defendant, Alejandro Serra, had identified himself as the Apostle Alexander. “Pope Alexander, not the apostle Alexander; […]

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Pet Care for “Left Behind” Animals After the Rapture

You can’t make this stuff up. Fundamentalist Dispensationalists are teaming up with athiests to take care of their pets after the Rapture leaves the pets (and the atheists) behind (h/t Bloomberg Businessweek): Many people in the U.S.—perhaps 20 million to 40 million—believe there will be a Second Coming in their lifetimes, followed by the Rapture.* […]

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The Difference Between a Coadjutor and Auxiliary Bishop

The announcement of Archbishop Gomez’s election as Coadjutor Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has many people wondering what a “coadjutor bishop” even is, and how that differs from being an “auxiliary bishop,” or just a plain old (diocesan) bishop. The answer is simple enough: Within a given Latin Rite diocese, there is a […]

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And Now Pigs Fly?

I announced this morning that “Hell froze over” with the announcement of an orthodox replacement for Cardinal Mahoney. Well, you know the phrase “when pigs fly”? It’s now. I’ll keep an eye on the pages of America (so you don’t have to) for a pro-Benedict piece. It’s been that kind of day!

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St. Casmir

This tells you everything you need to know about my family: yesterday morning, my dad called to wish me a happy birthday, and to tell me it was St. Casmir’s feast day, who died on March 4, 1484, at the tender age of 26. So, my dad said, enjoy being 25. Lovely. On a more […]

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