Lily of the Mohawks is Now St. Kateri Tekakwitha (2020 Update). We decided to update this post, which we originally published eleven years ago in August 2009, to note that Kateri Tekakwitha is now a saint. Actually, she’s been a saint since 2012 but we’re nearly a decade late in doing this update.
Britannica has some details: “In December 2011, after evaluating the testimony of a young boy who claimed that his infection with flesh-eating bacteria disappeared after he prayed for her intercession, Pope Benedict XVI recognized Tekakwitha as a saint. She was canonized the following October.”
According to catholic.org, St. Kateri is the “patroness of ecology and the environment, people in exile, and Native Americans.”
Jay Haizlip Shirtless Skateboarding Pastor Hunk: Oxygen’s Pastors of LA. How do you know that you made it as a celebrity? According to our celebrity-watcher friend Deena, you made it to the pinnacle of “celebrityhood” if people are wondering whether you ever had plastic surgery (example: some of you are looking for Kathy Griffin’s liposuction photos) or if Googlers are searching for your shirtless photos.
Now, if we are going to use Deena’s criteria for celebrityhood, we guess it would be safe to say that Jay Haizlip has “arrived” as a celebrity because, before we wrote this post, at least 10 of you googled for his shirtless pics and somehow ended up here.
Unfortunately for you, it does not look like Jay is the kind of guy who’s into shirtlessness (a-la Matthew McConaughey) coz we can’t find any shirtless images of him. So you will have to settle for this pic of him in tank top shirts:
Muhammad Ponari: The Child Miracle Healer? Villagers from a tiny village in Indonesia are hailing nine year old boy Mohammad Ponari as a miracle healer. He has reportedly healed a number of people including one who gained the ability to speak.
Is he for real? We don’t know. Maybe he is. Maybe he isn’t. But if we are going to make a choice between him and them American faith healers like Oral Roberts, Benny Hin, and their ilk, we are going to pick this boy as the more genuine.