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Fresh Off the Net: Death penalty disappearing, Public Confessions, Fun with Hot Wheels

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The Daily Catch - published on 10/25/16

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The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End – (

An interesting look at the numbers of Capital Punishment support in America.

The signs of capital punishment’s impending demise are all around. For the first time in nearly half a century, less than half of Americans said they support the death penalty, according to a Pew Research poll released last month. While that proportion has been going down for years, the loss of majority support is an important marker against state-sanctioned killing.
Miran Rijkavec - CC

‘Confess-a-thon’ draws 120 priests to shopping mall in Colombia – (

Confess-a-thon sounds like a great idea! How do I get this to happen in my mall?

The Colombian Conference of Catholic Bishops said that the event is a sign of the Jubilee of Mercy that “is inspired by what the pontiff has asked for, to be a Church that reaches out, as a sign of the presence of God.” The event took place during the Faith Cup, a soccer tournament among priests to help build fraternity and outreach. The bishops’ conference stated that the first day of this year’s Confess-a-thon began around 5:00 p.m. Some people looked at the priests with surprise and curiosity. Others lined up to take part in the sacrament.

5 brothers work together to make interesting and imaginative videos with their Hot Wheels tracks. With just a toilet paper tube and a quick scene cut the ride goes on forever!

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