A bishop and a dog who’s really paper-trained

Gotta love this.  After spotlighting a story about a priest and his dog, I found the charming video below, starring the St. Louis Review and Maggie, the pooch belonging to Archbishop Robert Carlson. H/T to Jim Lackey at CNS. Woof! [Read more…]

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Best. Fingerpainting. Ever.

He’s  Fabian Gaete Maureira, from Santiago, Chile.  He’s actually got his own blog, with links to other videos.  But you have to see this to believe it. [Read more…]

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The three little pigs, by Shakespeare

This popped up before Christmas, and I’m just catching up with it now.  But I laughed out loud.  Several times. Enjoy. (A jolly h/t to Marcel at Aggie Catholics.) [Read more…]

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“Stayin’ Alive” — and savin’ a life

From our friends across the pond: how to do CPR in under two minutes — and with a catchy tune, to boot! [Read more…]

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Simply amazing: world’s largest model railroad

It’s in Hamburg, Germany.  But I’m sure everyone has something like this under their tree every Christmas, right? [Read more…]

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The next big reality TV star just might be a priest

He’s Father Steve Porter, from California (of course!) and he’s getting a lot of buzz for a series now in development. From a press release on the program: The Rev. Steve Porter of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Derek Christopher of Lighthouse Blues Productions have spent the last year filming, editing and pitching [Read More…]

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“This is my story”: Ben Breedlove’s astonishing testimony

The teenager died Christmas Day, just a week after making the brief videos below.  Read more about his life here and here. But watch these two brief YouTube clips (which have become a phenomenon on the Internet). They are his legacy — moving, heartbreaking, but ultimately luminous and full of hope. Eternal rest grant unto [Read More…]

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“Am I a man or a Muppet?”

And now: a haunting ballad that addresses one of life’s burning questions. “Am I man or a Muppet?”  The first official video from “The Muppets.”  Heavy stuff.  And Jim Parsons, to boot.  [Read more…]

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Queen Elizabeth’s remarkable Christmas message: “It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love…”

Check this out.  A message of great hope, and faith, and family: [Read more…]

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A Christmas flash mob featuring…Jesus Christ?

‘Tis the season, so why not? The spirit here — and the unabashed proclamation of faith in the public square — is just wonderful.  Stay with it to the end.  You won’t be disappointed.  (H/T to the Concord Pastor and that merry God Googler, Mike Hayes).   [Read more…]

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