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Prince Ivan and Grey Wolf

A Russian Tale

Once upon a time there was a King named Berendei. He had three sons. The youngest was called Ivan. And the King had a beautiful garden with an apple-tree in it that bore golden apples. One day the King found that somebody was stealing his golden apples. The King was very unhappy . . . → Read More: Prince Ivan and Grey Wolf

Be a Witch For Me!

By Moonshadow

Well, this year it started earlier than before and I’m not sure what that means. Usually anytime after October 1 is open season on Witches – as if we don’t exist at any other time of the year. During the month leading up to Halloween, we are expected to make ourselves available for . . . → Read More: Be a Witch For Me!

Police can use infrared devices on homes

The police use of infrared devices as surveillance tools on homes is not a violation of a person’s right to privacy, Canada’s top court ruled on Friday.

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that police can use the devices, which give a clear image of thermal energy or heat radiation, . . . → Read More: Police can use infrared devices on homes

Witches: 10 Commandments don’t spook us

In what may seem a surprising stance, a group of witches in West Virginia is brewing up support for public display of the Ten Commandments. “Widen’s Own Wiccans” says the Decalogue should stay viewable in the Clay County Courthouse, as its members oppose the threat of a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Pope asks EU to recall Christian roots

By Rachel Sanderson

Pope John Paul, reflecting Vatican disappointment that Italy’s nominee had to step down from the EU executive because of his religious beliefs, has repeated his call for Europe to remember its Christian roots. The 84-year-old pontiff made the statement a day after Rocco Buttiglione, a devout Catholic and close friend of the . . . → Read More: Pope asks EU to recall Christian roots

Vatican urges more sex

A Vatican-approved sex guide is encouraging churchgoers to make love more often in an effort to offset “impotence and frigidity” and address papal concerns over declining birth rates among Italian Roman Catholics. The controversial book, It’s a Sin Not to Do It, written by two theologians, promises the reader answers to “everything you wanted to . . . → Read More: Vatican urges more sex

Does celebrating Halloween compromise faith?

By Jody Genessy and Lynn Arave

This weekend, in the spirit of Halloween tradition, people will dress up as all sorts of frightening creatures: ghosts, goblins, witches, devils, monsters, ax murderers, vampires, French maids and Elvis. With the goal of spooking the bejabbers out of each other (or getting dates to squeeze a little . . . → Read More: Does celebrating Halloween compromise faith?

Voodoo: acupuncture with a little attitude

By Chris Watson

Desperate housewives have been known to practice revenge therapy as a form of creative expression since time immemorial. A teeny tiny hole, for example, in the brake fluid tank of hubby’s car is a well-known recipe for keeping a roving husband at home.

And a lovely tuna casserole laced with laxatives does . . . → Read More: Voodoo: acupuncture with a little attitude

Witches celebrate Halloween

A WITCH has defended holding a chanting ritual with fellow witches and druids in the city, saying Halloween is one of the most important dates in the pagan calendar. Halloween is the Pagan New Year and a time when pagan followers remember the dead.

The Norwich Chant Collective, which has been going for five years, . . . → Read More: Witches celebrate Halloween

There are such things as monsters

By Thoman Shapley

Officials at the Puyallup School District should be haunted by their decision to essentially cancel Halloween. It’s not that they took political correctness to unassailable heights of absurdity in guarding witches from untoward stereotyping.

And it’s not that they may have used political correctness to cover back-door obeisance to the regular torch-and-pitchfork . . . → Read More: There are such things as monsters