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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.)
  • Pope's Christmas address condemns Islamic State 'brutal persecution'

    Pope Francis condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents in his Christmas message on Thursday and urged people not to be indifferent to the suffering of so many around the world. Tens of thousands of people turned out on...

    Archbishop Cupich opens Christmas Eve at children's hospital

     Archbishop Cupich opens Christmas Eve at children's hospital
    Archbishop Blase Cupich began his first Christmas Eve at the helm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago with a few words on suffering. The city's ninth archbishop visited Lurie Children's Hospital on Wednesday morning, where he welcomed what he...

    Pope, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God

    Pope, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God
    Pope Francis ushered the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Wednesday, urging them to allow God to enter their lives to help combat darkness and corruption. The 78-year-old Argentine pope led a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for thousands...

    Book gives beautifully illustrated history of Italy's Basilica of St. Francis

    "The Basilica Of St. Francis In Assisi" by Gianfranco Malafarina; Thames and Hudson (324 pages, 335 color illustrations, $95) Assisi's famous Basilica of St. Francis consists of two churches stacked on top of each other. Both are pilgrimage sites for...