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Treasure Hunting Family Strikes Gold in Florida

Treasure Hunting Family Strikes Gold in Florida

By Mike Fossum July 30, 2014

The Schmitt family, who made national news over Labor Day weekend in 2013 after salvaging 60 feet of gold chain off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida, has struck gold again. On Memorial Day of this year, Eric Schmitt recovered …

Pope Francis Canonizes Two Pontiffs

Pope Francis named two distinctive papal predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, as saints before a congregation of hundreds of thousands of witnesses in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday, during an unprecedented service that was attended …

Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the resignation of embattled Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had been accepted. Pope Francis had temporarily expelled the German bishop from his diocese back in October, due to his $42.7 million project to build …

Nun Says She Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Nun Says She Didn't Know She Was Pregnant

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A catholic nun in Italy has given birth to a healthy baby boy whom she named Francesco (Francis), after the new pope. The nun reportedly called for an ambulance on Wednesday morning after experiencing abdominal pains, which she thought were normal …

Nun Birth in Italy Quite the Shocker Nun Birth in Italy Quite the Shocker

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In “oops” news, a nun who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth to a nine pound baby boy Wednesday, in the small, central Italian city of Rieti. The 31-year-old nun, originally from El Salvador, said she started having stomach …

Pope Francis Greatly Limits Use of “Monsignor” Title Pope Francis Greatly Limits Use of “Monsignor” Title

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“I do believe the monsignor’s finally got the point.” – Connor MacManus, Boondock Saints Anyone who has watched a gangland film has heard the term “monsignor” used in relation to some priest in the neighborhood. In fact, in Hollywood’s version …

Croatia Same-Sex Vote Goes Against Same-Sex Marriage Croatia Same-Sex Vote Goes Against Same-Sex Marriage

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Croatians are strong Catholics, which might account for the majority vote against same-sex marriage in Zagreb, Croatia. This was a victory for Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union’s newest nation. The state electoral commission, citing near complete results, said …

Pope Francis Ready To Sign Off On Two Saints Pope Francis Ready To Sign Off On Two Saints

According to Vatican News, a surprise announcement from Pope Francis came down on Friday. The press corps was getting ready for the Pope’s first encyclical when they were called back to a briefing for news that the Pope had signed …

Lourdes Flooding Kills 1, Closes Pilgrimage Sites Lourdes Flooding Kills 1, Closes Pilgrimage Sites

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Heavy rains in the southwestern French town of Lourdes have caused massive flooding, closing down a Catholic holy site and killing at least one person. According to France 24, the flooding has closed down the Sanctuary of Our Lady of …

Utah Church Shooting Leaves Victim in Hospital

A 35-year-old man walked into an Ogden, Utah church on Sunday and shot his father-in-law in the back of the head. According to the Ogden Police Department, Charles Richard Jennings, Jr. has been arrested for the attack, which took place …

Nun Who Served Church For 86 Years Dies At 105
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A cloistered nun with 86 years of service to her monastery has died. The AP reports that Sister Teresita Barajuen has died at the age of 105. She is believed to hold the world record for years of being cloistered …

Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of Papal Conclave
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In order to prepare for the upcoming Papal Conclave, the Vatican today closed the Sistine Chapel to visitors. As of 1 pm today, the chapel, famous for its renaissance frescoes, will be closed to the public until the process of …

Legion of Christ Priest Admits to Fathering a Child
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Legion of Christ, a Catholic order founded in 1941 by Marcial Maciel, appears to be headed towards even more controversy this week after one of its most prominent priests admitted to fathering a child. However, Father Thomas Williams didn’t come …

Anonymous Attacks Vatican For Third Time in One Week

It’s been a hard past week for the Vatican’s online presence. Since members of Anonymous declared war on religion last Monday, and as a part of the latest retaliatory cyber attacks following the indictment of several suspected hackers, Vatican servers …