Category Archives: News of the Weird

Atheist Soldiers Want a Chaplain?

Sometimes, as deacon Greg eludes to, reality is funnier than The Onion. Excerpt: “Jason Torpy, a former Army captain who is president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, said humanist chaplains would do everything religious chaplains do, including … Continue reading

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Weird Lenten Fast

Filed under Don’t try this at home.    My favorite deacon often quips that an Irishman’s idea of a seven course meal is a six pack of beer and a potato.  But I am fairly certain that he would think … Continue reading

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Third Eye for the wired guy

File this under the common sense is not very common file. Oh and in the file marked Not ART. H/T Joe Carter at First thoughts. Health Problems Force Professor to Pull Camera From Back of Head By Marc Parry “An … Continue reading

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Irishman Sentenced to Pilgrimage

Only in Ireland. A judge sentences a man convicted of drunken behavior and abusing a police officer to go on a pilgrimage. He is ordered to climb Croagh Patrick and to do the four stations on the holy mountain. Mr … Continue reading

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The Church of Body Modification

Really. I am not being snarky.  There is a church that celebrates the tattooed and       pierced. H/T Get Religion Ivey describes the church as a non-theistic faith that draws people who see tattoos, piercings and other physical alterations as ways … Continue reading

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Santa And the Church Scandals

This is beyond weird. “(July 26) — Talk about piling on — now even Santa Claus is taking shots at the Catholic Church. An explanation, of course, is in order. It’s not the jolly old elf who lives at the … Continue reading

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News Of The Weird

I have no words. Really.COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A college student is dressing up like a superhero to fight crime in Columbia Related: Watch This Story The 20-year-old man, who wants to remain anonymous, but calls himself the Viper, recently caught … Continue reading

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Liturgical Atheists?

Nah. They just want to mock. Words fail. “Wielding a blow-dryer, a leading atheist conducted a mass “de-baptism” of fellow non-believers and symbolically dried up the offending waters that were sprinkled on their foreheads as young children. At the annual … Continue reading

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Mouseless in Cyberspace

Yes I know this does not have anything to do with “all things Catholic”. But one of my vices is a fascination with computers and gadgets. This one is either way cool or just plain weird (H/T Deacon Kandra). I … Continue reading

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