The Most Stolen Piece Of Art Might Just Surprise You!

(PCM) It was very surprising for us to learn that Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s 12 panel Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) is widely regarded as the most stolen art piece throughout history.  It was robbed by Napoleon, nearly burned by Calvinists, sought after by the Nazis and that is only naming a few, in fact part of the art piece has been missing since 1934 and has yet …

Biblical Reasons for Appreciating Wine

Biblical reasons for appreciating wine

Raise your glasses and wish for good health and happiness. Drinking wine has been a part of our celebrations like New Year’s Eve, Christmas parties, weddings. We include it even in the weekly dinner at restaurants. The custom of toasting was prevalent among the Greeks, as illustrated in the Odyssey, where the king Ulysses drank to the health of Achilles. It was common among Egyptians, Hebrews, Persians, and Saxons. For …

Harry Houdini Born March 24, 1874

Harry Houdini AKA Erik Weisz was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest Hungary.  His parents were Mayer Samuel Weiss a rabbinical lawyer and Cecilia Sterner.  Erik was the fourth of seven children.  The family moved to the United States in 1878 and settled in Appleton Wisconsin where his father got work as a Rabbi.

The position of Rabbi would not last long and the family found themselves living in poverty in Milwaukee.  At this …

The Feast Day of Saint Joseph March 19

Not very much is known of Saint Joseph or Joseph of Nazareth.  All of the information we have is found in the Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of Matthew.

The Gospel of Matthew tells us in the lineage of Jesus that Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob.  It is believed Joseph was born somewhere around 90 BC in the town of Bethlehem.  Since Joseph was of the lineage of David it is not much of …

Groundhogs, Saints, and Bonfires: February Festivals of Spring

(PCM) By the time February rolls in, many of us here in the northern hemisphere are tired of snow, and cold, and scraping our cars off every morning. We’ll be waiting with frosted breath to find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow – will spring make an early entrance, or are we condemned to six more weeks of winter blahs?

While the groundhog is a newish American pop culture hero, we humans have …

Dead Grandmother Appears In Ceremony Photo

(PCM) A lot of creepy occurrences take place each and every day and many people often take the time to share these strange and unusual stories via sites such as Reddit and more. Such is the paranormal case of Grandma Lori who sadly died before seeing her grandson graduate to become a priest.

There are various theories floating around as to why ghosts appear to linger around our world and one of the most common …

Appreciate A Dragon Day, January 16th

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Flight of Dragons, The Dragon Riders of Pern, How to Train a Dragon and Harry Potter are all books and films that explore dragons in one way or another.

Appreciate A Dragon Day is a day set aside to celebrate this cultural icon

Dragons have been part of culture and mythology for hundred if not thousands of years.  Appreciate a Dragon Day is the …

The Mystery Behind The Shroud Of Turin

Photo by Tirch

(PCM) The Shroud of Turin, which is a length of linen cloth that is said to mysteriously bear the image of man who many speculate as Jesus of Nazareth, has been an item that has created a huge debate among theologians and conspiracy theorists for years. The cloth is rumored to be the burial shroud that Jesus was wrapped in after his crucifixion. To this day the Catholic Church has neither rejected …

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Picture, in your mind, a beautiful ballroom.  Men in tuxedos and women in gowns.  An orchestra is playing beautiful music while the men and women dance the waltz and other folk dances.  There is a sumptuous buffet laid out with every kind of delicacy and delicious pastry that that the mind of a master chef can conjure.  People are dancing and eating and talking and laughing.  Suddenly the bell in the high tower begins to …

Getting Grace Opens Our Eyes to a World of Possibilities

Daniel Roebuck Delivers an Inspiring and Memorable Family Movie in Getting GraceSeeing the world through the eyes of a severally-ill child in the new film, Getting Grace, is a truly memorable family movie experience.

A labor of love from long-time film and stage actor, Daniel Roebuck, who is making his feature film directing debut about a spunky, funny, sarcastic, and empathetic young girl, who is losing her battle with cancer.

Knowing she is dying …

‘Hail Satan’ License Plates Now Available In Tennessee

(PCM) Here’s another one for the odd file! It appears that Tennessee legislators have passed a new bill that will allow drivers to choose from a variety of different phrases celebrating religious diversity on their license plates. This news comes after it was revealed that drivers in the state would be allowed to have the phrase “In God We Trust” emblazoned on their license plates.

Some of the other plates that will be available to …