The future took up a lot of Wisconsin’s weekend attention, be it with regards to religion, marrying couples or football and baseball teams.
- Local Catholics answered the synod call of Archbishop Jerome Listecki and spend part of the weekend helping chart the future of the area’s local churches. It’s the first synod for the 10-county Archdiocese of Milwaukee since 1987, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more details.
- The Friday afternoon court ruling that nullified Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage led to a weekend’s worth of impromptu ceremonies. Nearly 300 same-sex couples were married in Milwaukee and Dane counties, and many more are expected to tie the knot in counties statewide today. But at least one official who fought to defeat the ban cautioned against rushing into marital bliss. The Capital Times has more details on the comments of Chris Ahmuty, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin. And the Journal Sentinel has a video and photo gallery featuring several weekend weddings.
- The Packers already own most of Green Bay’s hearts. Now, they own a lot more of the area’s land, too. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the Packers more than doubled their ownership of the land around Lambeau Field in the past four years, perhaps paving the way for future expansion.
- The Milwaukee Brewers put the finishing touches on their 2014 MLB Draft, selecting a total of 41 potential big-leaguers. They ended up with 27 pitchers and 14 position players. Brewers.com has more details, and get your full roundup of the Brewers weekend news from across the Internet in Milwaukee Magazine’s daily Frosty Mug.
- And finally, the practice of “catfishing” – pretending to be someone you’re not via the Internet and social media – may have just taken a drastic new turn. Yahoo has the story of a computer that convinced one-third of a panel of human judges that it was, in fact, a 13-year-old Ukranian boy. By doing so, it became the first computer to pass the Turing Test for artificial intelligence.