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Search resumes for priest who floated off

April 23, 2008

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— Rescuers scoured the waters off Brazil's southern Atlantic coast on Tuesday looking for a Roman Catholic priest who disappeared after floating into the sky strapped to hundreds of helium party balloons.

The Rev. Adelir Antonio di Carli lifted off from the port city of Paranagua on Sunday afternoon wearing a helmet, aluminum thermal flight suit, waterproof coveralls and parachute in a bid to break a record for the longest time in-flight with party balloons.

He was reported missing about eight hours later after losing contact with port authority officials. A cluster of colored balloons was found Tuesday night, floating intact in the sea off Brazil's southern Santa Catarina state near di Carli's last contact point, according to a photograph posted on Sao Paulo's UOL news Web site.

Hopes are still high for the priest's survival. Di Carli, who has taken jungle survival and mountain climbing courses, was carrying enough drinking water and cereal bars to stay alive for at least five days.

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Multidisciplinary 6 years ago

Wow, I think of a R.E.M. song appropriate for thoughts someone in that position might think, and acknowledge I was going to a dark place for it, and they pulled it?

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its_getting_warmer 6 years ago

The Shatt are a part of the Luo group and linked more closely to the Shilluk and Jo Luo of Bahr el Ghazal. They believe that Dimo gave birth to Othuru who became the ancestor of the Thuri.

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Take_a_letter_Maria 6 years ago

Here's a little sample of what a couple minutes on Google can find for you.......http://reformation.com/CSA/variousabuse.html

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Take_a_letter_Maria 6 years ago

Shatt (Anonymous) says: Maybe if the "Church" didn't force priests to remain chaste, then the molestation cases wouldn't happen. How many sexual molestation stories can you find that involve a Lutheran, Babtist, or Presbyterian pastor/leader? None? Thats what I thoughtThere are actually quite a few if you'd just go and look. Quite often it is that ever so reliable "Youth" Minister with his hand somewhere besides the cookie jar.

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Shatt 6 years ago

Maybe if the "Church" didn't force priests to remain chaste, then the molestation cases wouldn't happen. How many sexual molestation stories can you find that involve a Lutheran, Babtist, or Presbyterian pastor/leader? None? Thats what I thought. I was a catholic, and am now a non-denominational protestant because of many catholic 'requirements' such as this. Do you think Jesus ever told his followers that they would only receive his love if they didn't marry, gave 30% of their income to the church, praised a 'pope', and took a class before marriage..? Organized religion is a business.

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bearded_gnome 6 years ago

shatt,most priests are not molesters. most priests are very troubled about that problem in their ranks.

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Shatt 6 years ago

Shatt (Anonymous) says:He was probably molesting some little kid at their birthday party and had to make a fast getaway after getting caught.====================Already opened.

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geniusmannumber1 6 years ago

Don't you receive an automatic Darwin award for being killed in precisely the same manner as a previous winner of the Darwin award? Because the first guy who did it presumably didn't have a role model whose demise received world-wide media attention.On the other hand, aren't Darwin Awards given for brilliant folks removing themselves from the gene pool? As a priest, you wouldn't think he was reproducing--er, let's not open that can of worms.

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bearded_gnome 6 years ago

sometimes, the google ads that come up are funny too. on mine, the google ads that came up for this article were both porn blockers! now, where in the HE|| did google's ad program connect that to this story? the party balloons? brazil? LOL*very funny MD/toe. and as to a darwin award, being a priest, he's already supposed to be outa the genepool!

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thebcman 6 years ago

Those wacky Brazilians. Kind mushrooms grow wild on the mountainsides down there.One has to be careful.

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Shatt 6 years ago

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Multidisciplinary 6 years ago

I'm certain.This was God's test.Those of us who found something funny in this:going to burn.The ones who didn't: Pearly Gate Drive.70 virgins and all that.Thus making me think of losing viginity. To remember that, being underage and him too, is that now a criminal thought?

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Multidisciplinary 6 years ago

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trinity 6 years ago

hah, that was good, md. ;)

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Multidisciplinary 6 years ago

no, toe got me too.Think of the horrors this man has seen.And the beauty?Up, Up and Awaaa-eay, In my beauti-ful, my beauti-fulBaLLOOOOOOOOON.

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trinity 6 years ago

am i a horrible person for laughing?wow. just, wow.

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toe 6 years ago

Just before hitting the ground, an extremely high pitched scream was heard.

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BrianR 6 years ago

Vying for a Darwin Award, Padre?

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Confrontation 6 years ago

"a Roman Catholic priest who disappeared after floating into the sky strapped to hundreds of helium party balloons."Guess he figured this was the only way for a priest to get into heaven ;)

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