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...]

Susan Boyle's latest: "You Have to Be There"

I found this unexpectedly moving: an unabashed statement of faith and hope addressed directly to God. [Read more...]

What happens when you sing "Ave Maria" to a baby?

Just what you’d expect. [Read more...]

Out of Egypt: a woman reporter speaks

This month, ONE has a revealing and unsettling look at what it’s like to be a Coptic woman in Egypt (hint: it ain’t easy.)   The reporter, Sarah Topol, sat down for a brief video interview, below, where she explains some of the challenges involved in being a woman journalist in that corner of the [Read More...]

"Be a man": an anthem for priestly discernment

Now, for something completely different, from Franciscan University, and the men who are in the Priestly Discernment program.  Evidently, a talent for performing tunes from Disney animated musicals (here, a production number from “Mulan”) is an important part of priestly discernment.  Who knew? Anyway, the audience clearly loved it.  Enjoy. [Read more...]


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