This year the Irish newspaper industry asserted, first tentatively and then without any equivocation, that links -just bare links like this one- belonged to them. They said that they had the right to be paid to be linked to. They said they had the right to set the rates for those links, as they had set rates in the past for other forms of licensing of their intellectual property. And then they started a campaign to lobby for unauthorised linking to be outlawed.
Tiny fragments said to be from the manger that held the infant Jesus, the veil of his mother, Mary, and a thread from the cloak of St. Joseph will be displayed by a Roman Catholic church in Chicago when it celebrates its 155th anniversary on Sunday.
The fragments, released by the Vatican in 1972, were a gift to the Holy Family Church from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, also in Chicago. Displaying them now has particular significance because of their association with Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus.
The Rev. Jeremiah J. Boland, administrator of the church, said on Friday that he is “not that interested” in carbon testing the items to see if they are from the beginning of the Christian Era.
“The Vatican has its own process to determine the authenticity of things,” Boland said.
Probably the exact same process they use to determine if a priest molested little boys.
on a similar note, if you count the amount of foreskin available, Jesus must have been circumcised at least eight times.
When Illinois legislators approved civil unions last year, gay-marriage opponents turned to Scripture and church teachings to explain their resistance. But with state lawmakers poised to consider approval of same-sex marriage, Roman Catholic bishops and other advocates of traditional marriage have changed their tack.
They say church teaching has nothing to do with it; gay marriage simply violates natural law.
Dear Catholic Hierarchy In America:
When something is “against natural law”, that means it is not permitted in reality. The universe will stop you from doing it. As one example, energy (including the energy currently in the form of matter) cannot be created or destroyed. As another example, angular momentum must be conserved. Creating the universe ex nihilo is “against natural law”. Buttsex is not. That’s “against your bigoted and undeserved authority”, not “against natural law”.
Gay couples everywhere will be proving you wrong about consummating their marriages tonight. Some of them live on pay-per-view.
I continued to rub her pussy with my two fingers when she suddenly sprayed me with her musky perfume. Her woman’s scent was overpowering. I grinned at her two sisters who eagerly awaited their turn. “I bet you’re squirters too”, I said. They nodded mischievously…