WE’RE BACK after six weeks away, just in time to wish everyone a happy holiday season. As the world fixates on Phil Robertson, we discuss the growing “holographic universe” meme, Google’s robot army and back-channel foreign policy, H1N1 deaths in Texas, and the US plan to put the Vatican in charge of East Jerusalem.
BIOLOGISTS THIS week announced the discovery of a giant virus, up to ten times larger than most. The supersized virus, named Pandoravirus, is thought to be the biggest ever found…. Read more »
WHILE IRISH people (in the U.S., anyway) celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we look back to 3/13/13 and the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new head of the Roman… Read more »
LAST WEEK had plenty to chew on for people who like a good dose of impending doom: As we prepare for the election of Pope Benedict’s successor, a 20-foot sinkhole… Read more »
IT’S BEEN an odd week. Following the surprise announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a spectacular fireball streaked across the Siberian sky, injuring some 1,200 people when the meteorite exploded in… Read more »
IN A move that surprised casual observers, Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he is resigning the papacy effective February 28, 2013. The last pope to resign, rather than die… Read more »
A 900-year-old prophecy attributed to Máel Máedóc Ua Morgair, better known to us as St. Malachy, appears to point to the line of popes ending with the successor to Pope… Read more »