What does an examination of conscience look like?

This intriguing short film describes one effort to answer that question, with the creation of a statue at Fairfield University.  (h/t In All Things). Read more about it and see a slide show here. [Read more...]

Somewhere in heaven, St. Francis is smiling

Check out this touching video about an animal rescue out west. The story: Nili was dumped in the desert, and just sat there, waiting for her owner. My dear friends, Liraz and Alan saw her as they were driving home from Nevada to California and tried to help her. They spent 6 hours the first [Read More...]

Day by day: a "Godspell" flash mob

The Deacon’s Wife and I are going to see the new Broadway revival of “Godspell” Tuesday night (a rare night out for us  — and on a work night!).  While checking out the production’s website, I discovered the video below: a flash mob in Times Square that was staged a couple weeks ago to promote [Read More...]

Is your neighbor bugging you?

Be glad you don’t live next door to this guy in Riverside, CA.  He does this every year (check out last year’s spectacular, set to “Thriller.”). Me, I consider Halloween a success if I remember to buy enough candy corn.  But something like this?   I’m awestruck. [Read more...]

It's the end of the world

Or someone thinks so.   Fr. James Martin bids goodbye to a few of his favorite things. Meantime, take it away, Skeeter. [Read more...]

Incredible video: a carpenter who uses only his feet

Jesus was a carpenter — but not like this. From the posting on YouTube: Carpenter Sintayehu Tishale, 42, hammers in a nail using his feet in his workshop in Welete Suk, on the edge of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A man who lost the use of his arms after being born with debilitating polio has defied [Read More...]

Behold: the world's longest Hot Wheels track

I SO want this.   (That sound you hear is my wife sighing and rolling her eyes…) [Read more...]

What's it like to be pope?

You can find one answer in the impressive and absorbing final episode of the ambitious DVD series, “John Paul II: The Man, The Pope and His Message,” released earlier this month to coincide with the newly beatified pontiff’s feast day, October 22. The producers asked me to take a look at one episode of this [Read More...]

"A is for Arnold…"

I featured this guy some months back, and here he is again, brilliant as ever.  Ladies and gentlemen: Jim Meskimen doing the alphabet (with some celebrity help). [Read more...]

How come this doesn't work?

This is sweeping the Internets, so here it is, for those who might have missed it. What happens when a little girl who knows how to work an iPad encounters a print magazine? [Read more...]


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