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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.)
  • EPA administrator talks climate change with Vatican officials ahead of environment encyclical

    The Obama administration is seeking to hitch its climate change message onto that of the ever-popular Pope Francis, whose upcoming environmental encyclical has drawn more speculation than any papal document in recent memory. The head of the Environmental...

    Catholic Church needs kick in the pants: My Word

    As a lifelong Catholic, I appreciated the letter to the editor by Susan Talana Harris on Sunday concerning the brave action of Rita Lucey in being ordained a Catholic priest earlier this month. The church we both love is more than an institution that...

    In shift, Cupich will receive vestment in Chicago, not Rome

     In shift, Cupich will receive vestment in Chicago, not Rome
    In another sign of the pope's break with Catholic tradition, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich will not go to Rome to receive the pallium, or ecclesiastical vestment bestowed upon new archbishops. Instead, he will receive it in Chicago this year. This...

    Homeless Jesus sculpture coming to Orlando

    Homeless Jesus sculpture coming to Orlando
    First Presbyterian Church of Orlando is about equidistant between Orlando Public Library and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. A few blocks north, the homeless pass the library with their bedrolls, backpacks and shopping carts. A few blocks...