A friend was asking me about the Church’s teaching regarding narcotics, and so I pulled up this passage from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2291 The use of drugs inflicts very grave damage on human health and life. Their use, except on strictly therapeutic grounds, is a grave offense. Clandestine production of and trafficking in drugs are [...]
Curios & Humor
Charles Christmas Eastercatholic was raised in a devout household. His family went to church religiously–twice a year, as regular as clockwork. His parents encouraged their children to give up things for Lent as a form of spiritual discipline, and Charles marveled at how spiritually disciplined he felt after giving up chocolate, or Coke, or pizza, [...]
In 1824, none of the candidates for president won a majority of votes in the electoral congress. This caused the House of Representatives to decide the issue, and they elected John Quincy Adams, Feb. 9, 1825. This is the only election after the 12th Amendment where this happened. And you thought the Bush-Gore election dispute [...]
Many Christians in Ethiopia believe that the lost Ark of the Covenant is in a church in their country. (My guess: It isn’t, but they may have some kind of interesting artifact in that church.) LEARN MORE.
“Bonfire of the Vanities” isn’t just a phrase. It was a real historical event that took place on Feb. 7, 1497. LEARN MORE.
Princess Elizabeth of England was in a TREEHOUSE when she became Queen Elizabeth II on Feb. 6, 1956. LEARN MORE.
On Feb. 5, 1958 the U.S. military LOST a hydrogen bomb that has NEVER been recovered. LEARN MORE.
Too much chocolate really CAN kill dogs (and humans!) LEARN MORE.
On Feb. 3, 313 the Emperor Constantine (and his co-emperor, Valerian) issued the Edict of Milan, ending once and for all the persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire. YAY! LEARN MORE.
The city of New Amsterdam was incorporated on Feb. 2, 1653. It was later renamed “New York,” but I don’t think that’s the reason they say that it’s “The city so nice, they named it twice.” LEARN MORE.