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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • Irish gay marriage vote 'a defeat for humanity,' Vatican says

    VATICAN CITY Last week's referendum legalizing gay marriage in Ireland "is not only a defeat for Christian principles, but also a bit of a defeat for humanity," according to a top Vatican official. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is the...

    Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'

    The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional...

    Cardinal calls Irish vote on same-sex marriage a 'defeat for humanity'

    Cardinal calls Irish vote on same-sex marriage a 'defeat for humanity'
    A close aide to Pope Francis on Tuesday denounced Ireland's vote last week to legalize same-sex marriage, calling it a "defeat for humanity." Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, told reporters┬áhe was “deeply saddened&...

    Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges

    A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. The installation, to be built in the shape of a grotto next to the...