If you’re a pastor, how do you describe what you do in the Church?

Well, here’s a pretty good answer, from Evangelical pastor Rev. J. John. [Read more...]

This must be a first: Vatican releases video linked to encyclical

And it’s a beauty. Take a look, below.   [Read more...]

Is this the best dam basketball shot ever? Yes.

Literally. Behold something truly jaw-dropping: a 415-foot swish through a hoop from atop a dam in Tasmania. If confirmed by Guinness, it will be a world record. The Australian group behind it, How Ridiculous, has a method to their madness—and it’s rooted in the gospel:  In the YouTube description, How Ridiculous says it may be aiming for [Read More...]

Forget “Jurassic World” — here’s the blockbuster everyone is waiting for this summer

Read all about it here. But catch the trailer below. [Read more...]

Pope to priests: “A Church where no discussions take place is a dead Church” — UPDATED

He gave a remarkable talk today to priests gathered in Rome — most of it unscripted.  It sounds like it was extraordinary, in every sense. Catholic News Service has a good Twitter overview right here. (It includes at the bottom the full video.) And Rome Reports offers this brief report that gives a sense of the [Read More...]

Bishop on new deacon: “The most remarkable path of anyone I have ever ordained”

Next step: the priesthood. Details from Arkansas Catholic:  “Wait, no, that’s not right.” So said Bishop Anthony B. Taylor during the Promise of Elect, as before him stood Norman McFall, a seminarian over whose diaconate ordination Mass Bishop Taylor was presiding May 20. “That’s the one about celibacy,” Bishop Taylor said, leafing through a large [Read More...]

This just fills me with joy

Behold, the incomparable living legend, Dick Van Dyke, still kicking up his heels at the ridiculous age of 89. God love him. The YouTube description from the group The Dustbowl Revival notes: We had the luck and the privilege to share the first single “Never Had To Go” from our 2015 release With A Lampshade On [Read More...]

What do you do for a father/daughter wedding dance when your daughter is a tomboy?

You do something like this… As the Dad notes on YouTube: My daughter has always found her own path. She played Flag football at 6. She hated wearing dresses. She wore a tuxedo to her first communion. She lettered in Soccer and Track. She then became an Engineer for the largest automaker in the world [Read More...]

I’m trying hard to forgive Albany…

…for taking this guy away from us. Ladies and gentlemen, Brooklyn’s own Bishop Ed Scharfenberger. Doing what bishops do. And doing it beautifully. [Read more...]

Must-see video: the future pope gets in trouble

I’ve said it before: this guy slays me. From today’s audience, a great yarn about his childhood that imparts a little truth about our times.  Video is from CNS.   [Read more...]