“The Night Before Christmas” as you’ve never heard it before

From the brilliant Jim Meskimen — and dozens of his amazing voices.   I dare you not to laugh. RELATED: “A is for Arnold…” Sheer genius: one man, dozens of celebrity voices, all doing Shakespeare [Read more...]

Taking Jesus to the people

It turns out this dramatic display last week wasn’t an isolated incident.  The pastor at St. Raymond’s in Downey, California has done this at least once before. (H/T to Diane at Te Deum). Below is an event from last summer. By way of comparison, it’s worth taking a look at another kind of “Eucharistic flash [Read More...]

What’s so funny? Here’s proof that laughter is contagious

From a train in Germany, a fit of laughter spreads like a virus — or at least something viral — and YouTubers are hysterically lapping it up: It’s unclear what the joke that sparked the mass hysterics was, but mobile phone footage uploaded to the video sharing site has caught the imagination of many online [Read More...]

The Christmas story, as told by children

This is now causing a sensation on YouTube.  It comes to us from New Zealand.  Take a look. [Read more...]

Jesus in the mall: amazing Eucharistic flash mob in California

Just watch: Seems to me the folks behind this are clearly getting their inspiration from this video, which swept YouTube over the summer, around the feast of Corpus Christi. [Read more...]

Little drummer priest

A priest reader sent this my way: a video from his ordination reception last June, featuring a priest friend whose talents obviously extend beyond pounding the pulpit.  Way to go, daddy-o!   [Read more...]

I can’t imagine why this never caught on

Tired of the umpteenth showing of “White Christmas” on AMC?  Well, then, let’s revisit a classic Christmas special that was truly “special”: the “Star Wars Holiday Special” from 1978, which featured Carrie Fisher warbling that memorable holiday carol, “Happy Life Day.”  This show aired only once; while George Lucas wasn’t involved in the production, he [Read More...]

“Good night, sweet prince”: a lovely video tribute to Cardinal Foley

Anyone who read about the passing of this legendary prelate, and who wondered what all the fuss is about, need only watch this tribute from the folks at Salt + Light in Canada. [Read more...]

“What a wonderful world” — as recited by David Attenborough

Louis Armstrong made that song unforgettable.  This brief, spoken rendition gives it another beautiful spin, promoting Attenborough’s “Frozen Planet” series.  It’s in a class all its own.  Enjoy, because it is a wonderful world. [Read more...]

“Change”

Take 10 minutes and just watch.  Looking for something to connect to this Sunday’s readings?  I think this does it, beautifully.  Here are glad tidings being proclaimed, and the brokenhearted being healed, in a moving and inspiring way you might not expect.  Thank you, Patrick Madrid! [Read more...]


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