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Bad atheists acting like atheists anger another atheist…

“What a grift that was!” says atheist philosopher Phil Torres, angry at the once famous “New Atheists.” People like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Steven Pinker had given him “immense hope” and now they’ve upset him. He writes like a boy hurt to find his heroes aren’t heroic. Their movement “appeared to offer moral clarity, it emphasized intellectual honesty and it embraced scientific truths about the nature and workings of reality,” he says. “In a world overflowing with irrationality,” they stood “for sanity in the face of stupidity.” Now, they don’t. And they behave badly, too. Salon’s editors titled the story “Godless grifters: How the New Atheists merged with the far right.”  Torres is angry about more than their politics. He’s also angry about their character. Many “turned out ...

This video of a teenager teasing his mom with a trombone has gone viral, and it’s easy to see why…

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Pope Francis Meets Greek Orthodox Leaders in Athens, Apologizes for Actions That ‘Gravely Weakened Our Communion’…

“It is a grace to recognize one another’s good fruits and to join in thanking the Lord for this,” he said. Francis reflected on the old olive trees which can be found in both Italy and Greece, noting that they “unite us” and remind him of the roots Catholics and Orthodox share in their apostolic founding, prior to the division which followed the Great Schism of 1054. “Underground, hidden, frequently overlooked, those roots are nonetheless there and they sustain everything,” he said. “Saint Paul speaks of them when he stresses the importance of being ‘built upon the foundation of the apostles’ (Ephesians 2:20).” Unfortunately, after the first centuries bore good fruit, especially in Hellenic culture, “worldly concerns poisoned us, weeds of suspicion increased our distance and we ceased to n...

Eggs 101: How to make great eggs — sunny side up, basted, over easy, scrambled, and more…..

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7-Eleven takes big gulp of humility after ham-handed Hanukkah message…

Oh, thank heaven for 7-Eleven’s reminder that we’re all human, and sometimes we mess up Yesterday, the national convenience store chain 7-Eleven sent out a “Happy Hanukkah” email featuring a special meal deal. Guess what the Hanukkah offer was. No, seriously, guess. Whatever you guessed, it was probably wrong. Because here’s what they actually sent: 7-Eleven “Happy Hanukkah!“ email from Nov. 30, 2021 Yes, 7-Eleven invited those celebrating Hanukkah to “sink your teeth into the new BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Roller. Stuffed with cheese and bacon, this hamburger roller might be our best one yet.” This is the kind of thing that makes me grateful to Al Gore for inventing the internet. As you probably know, bacon is kind of a non-starter for our Jewish friends. And I’m wondering if that cheese is k...

Parents, don’t be fooled: Demonic atmosphere brought the hellish result at last month’s Astroworld concert…

Fathers and mothers must be aware of what has become common in popular music On Nov. 5, pandemonium erupted at a Houston concert by rapper Travis Scott. After the crush of the crowd subsided, more than 300 concertgoers were treated for injuries, 25 were hospitalized, and 10 people (including a 9-year-old boy) were dead. My objective here is not to analyze the details of that terrible night, but rather, to focus on what many reporters have refused to address: Scott’s music is vile, violent and despairing. Sadly, he is not alone in that. Such nihilistic music has become mainstream, and it is crucial that parents understand that fact. While I would normally illustrate such a claim by quoting a few lyrics, I cannot possibly reproduce them here to a Catholic audience. Those interested can find ...

Notre Dame renovations, something new, and the politics of law…

Happy Friday friends, The first week of Advent has come and nearly gone; have you got that eschatological feeling yet? I say that somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but only somewhat. Meditating on the second coming of Christ, and the attendant end of all things temporal is not the sort of thing that lends itself to idle reflection.  The reality is we are hurtling towards Christ and his judgement at God’s own chosen speed. When the Son of Man comes, he wonders in the Gospel, will he find any faith on Earth? That should lend us, should lend me, a sense of urgency at the close of another year. It hasn’t yet, but that’s what I am praying for at the moment. This having been said, the daily cycle of the news continues. So, here’s what been happening: In the news Yesterday, the Archdiocese of Cincin...

What I learned eating at 8,000 Chinese restaurants…

He once had “unexpectedly good” chow mein in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which has a historic community of Chinese Americans dating back 200 years. One of his most disappointing meals was in Fargo, North Dakota. “The fried rice was like boiled rice, and somebody poured soy sauce on to it,” Mr Chan said. The town is far from any sizeable Chinese communities. Join Our Telegram Group : Salvation & Prosperity  

Video of Interrogations With Msgr. Alberto Perlasca, Key Witness in Vatican Finance Trial, Leaked to Media…

The ‘Perlasca Tapes’ have been at the center of arguments at recent hearings in the trial to prosecute alleged crimes committed against the Secretariat of State surrounding its purchase of a 350 million euro investment property in London. VATICAN CITY — Videotapes of interrogations with a key witness in the ongoing Vatican finance trial have been leaked to an Italian newspaper. Corriere della Sera reported in a Dec. 3 article billed as an “exclusive” that journalists at the Italian newspaper had viewed the video footage of interviews between Vatican prosecutors and Msgr. Alberto Perlasca, a former official at the Secretariat of State, who was once considered a suspect in the finance investigations but has not been charged after volunteering information to investigators during extensive que...

Priest shortage? Not at Methodist-founded Boston University, where a surprising number of alums are becoming Catholic priests…

As a College of Communication student, the Rev. Robert LeBlanc (CGS’11, COM’13) was a journalism major with a passion for sports, pondering a career in print or broadcast. Now, his education helps him broadcast not games, but the word of God through homilies and social media posts. Religion The new clerics say they were inspired by the campus ministry program and the University’s Catholic chaplains “Justice means always dealing with another person in charity, even if he or she has sinned against us,” the Rev. Robert LeBlanc preaches to the two dozen parishioners scattered in the pews at Brookline’s St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic church. Winding down their workweek in prayer on this summer Friday morning, some are contemporaries of their 30-year-old priest—two couples watch over baby s...

Why everyone should sing at Mass, even if they aren’t good at it…

God made every voice and He wants to hear them all; the good, the bad, and even the ugly. “He who sings, prays twice.” – St. Augustine From “Sweet Caroline” to “We Will Rock You,” raucous crowds of thousands never have any hesitancy about singing along at sporting events. When it comes to Catholic Mass, however, it can be hard for a music minister to lift every voice. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to music and some people just aren’t drawn to singing, but music at Mass is more than just music. It is a Catholic exercise in prayer and one in which the Catechism asks all the faithful to participate.  The Catechism lists three criteria for the facilitation of proper musical function at Mass. The first is that the music must contain a beautiful expression of prayer (CCC ...

‘Fulani Association’ warns Christians in Nigerian state to close churches or risk attacks…

“No formal statement has been made by Church officials in the State but internal strategies are at work,” Fr. Chris Omotosho said. In a Dec. 1 message, CAN representatives in Zamfara said, “Threat against Christians and churches by the terrorists is a divisive strategy against the effort of Christian and Muslim leaders towards ending criminalities in the North-West.” “We know that all kidnappings and other criminalities being perpetrated in the North-Western part of the country are the handiwork of terrorists who either migrated from the North-East or those who were released under the purported rehabilitation program of the Federal government,” the Christian leaders said in their message, “No Christian Should Be Killed in Zamfara.” They added, “Now that a Federal High Court has labelled th...