Odds & Ends: September 2004 Archives

¿Cristo de los inmigrantes?

Statue of Jesus found in the Rio Grande

In Eagle Pass, Texas, Border Patrol agents found a five-foot figure of our Lord washed up from the Rio Grande, and devout faithful are welcoming it.

Today's fashion tip


No, it's not a scene from an Indiana Jones movie or some hip-hop music video.

The Oriental potentate in the pic is the real-life Crown Prince of Brunei with his Swiss-born wife, a commoner, at their wedding service. The pièce de résistance in the bling department is, you'll note, the "bouquet" of gold and diamonds.

Funny all by itself


Thou shalt not steal

Especially not from German nuns.

One of the enduring mysteries of St. Blog's Parish has been revealed, and quite by accident, it seems. Film writer Barbara Nicolosi has disclosed the name of the anonymous proofreader Nihil Obstat. He's the editor of an anthology of 20th-century Christian poetry. Ah, well, there goes the mystique.

(Via Victor the first.)

Not good for the state's image


Maybe I'm being a bit too much of a snooty Yankee, but I'm sort of disappointed that there even is a town in Florida with this name.

What's wrong with this picture?

Occasionally local governments get embarrassed when they let unsavory private organizations sponsor roadside clean-up projects. I guess it happens to parishes too. What's going on when one of the landscaping sponsors at a Catholic parish is some outfit called "Spiritual Readers"?

What? Who?

On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak

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