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Revisiting the “Cosmos” Giordano Bruno Controversy a Few Days Later

In writing about episode one of “Cosmos” this past Sunday afternoon – specifically, the animated sequence about Giordano Bruno, who was condemned by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake as a heretic – I broke one of my cardinal rules of blogging: never comment on a movie, book or TV show unless you’ve [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Cardinal Virtues, Part One: Prudence


This week, Father Jonathan Morris begins a four week series about the cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, justice and fortitude. These are the virtues, he explains, “that Plato and Aristotle and others ever since have been talking about as the bedrock of good character…and a good society.” The first to be addressed here is prudence, which [Read More...]

Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster


Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring four three-pointers in a high school basketball game went viral. The sports-loving teen, who was born with Down Syndrome, has now taken his moment in the sun even further. He was recruited to play with the Harlem Globetrotters at the [Read More...]

UPDATE: “Cosmos” May Get Science Right, But It Gets Church History Wrong

UPDATE: I make it clear that I’m writing this blog post based on the article, not based on my own viewing. If the comments in the Slate article had been made by a Catholic writer, I would have taken them with a grain of salt because Catholics can admittedly sometimes take offense when none [Read More...]