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Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first-ever tweet today, announcing the launch of a new news site from the Vatican News Twitter account. The AP reported: Benedict put the site online himself by tapping an iPad, said Thaddeus Jones, project coordinator and an official with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Moments later the pope [...] [Read More]
It is hard to believe that the zookeepers at Bronx Zoo can’t find that missing Egyptian cobra. According to the snake’s Twitter account, the cobra is having a grand time in New York. The sly snake has more than 60,000 followers. Sample tweets: Taking the Sex and the City Tour!!! I’m totally a SSSamantha. #snakeonthetown [...] [Read More]
The Houston Chronicle reported today on what our own Houston Texans are doing during the league-wide lockout, including working out at Rice University and playing a few rounds of golf. The NFL contract dispute has also afforded a certain evangelical quarterback some extra free time. Denver Bronco Tim Tebow, known for his once Bible-inscribed eye [...] [Read More]
Despite being cartoons, The Simpsons are more clever and culturally-conscious than most TV families, and the writers incorporate real-life religion into their lives: grace at meals, Sunday School, Bible references and even an animated version of the Almighty himself. The Vatican has taken notice of The Simpsons’ Christian faith and published an article in its [...] [Read More]
Converse is longer selling a pair of Chuck Taylors that depicted guitar legend Jimi Hendrix as a colorful, multi-armed Hindu deity. The company says the shoe–a part of a fall collection in memory of Hendrix–will no longer be sold because it offends Hindu culture. The Hindu and the Times of India reported on the story [...] [Read More]