Fun Fact: Patron Saint of Comedians

Saint Lawerence is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, who was apparently a martyr during the days of the Roman Emperor Valerian. He had made the Roman leadership so angry that they apparently roasted him until his demise. After much agony, Saint Lawrence allegedly told the Romans to flip him over as he wasContinue reading “Fun Fact: Patron Saint of Comedians”

Fun Fact: When Coffee Was Banned By the Pope

A popular story about coffee (which may or may not be 100% true) is that the Catholic Church had opposed coffee as the “devil’s drink.” Coffee came from lands with a Muslim-majority and was quite popular there as well, which caused some Catholics to believe it was an “invention of Satan.” Pope Clement VIII apparentlyContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Coffee Was Banned By the Pope”