"So many graces have been poured out in my life…"

What a powerful witness.  Seminarian Philip Johnson — diagnosed with brain cancer — shares his story. H/T Deacon Brad Watkins, whose blog remains the definitive vocations resource on the internet. [Read more...]

Head case: behold, a helmet that shaves you bald in 20 seconds

I’m not sure this is something the world has been itching to have…but here it is anyway. Ladies and gentlemen: the Shaving Helmet. (Gotta have one?  There’s a website for that.) [Read more...]

A Valentine's Day nightcap: three little words, from a dog

Paging Dr. Doolittle… [Read more...]

Deacon, quadriplegic, inspiration: the remarkable ministry of Frank Bice

What an amazing story. Meet Deacon Frank Bice, from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, a former seminarian who suffered a debilitating football injury in college but has turned it into an opportunity to minister to people around the world, via the web. Newsday profiles him (subscription required), and notes: “I’m really incredibly lucky,” said Bice, [Read More...]

For my Valentine, "you are my only one"

When my wife and I were first married, all those years ago, if we were driving around and this song came on the radio, we’d crank up the volume and sing along at the top of our lungs. We’re still singing. Thank you, God, for that beautiful gift. Happy Valentine’s Day.  [Read more...]

Gotta love those Aggies

Check this out: a little promotional video from Marcel at the always-engaging Aggie Catholics website. They seem to know what they’re doing down in Texas.  Whatever they’re doing, it just works. [Read more...]

Awesome: 26 years of World Youth Day

A thrilling new video, from the wizards at Grassroots Films, who gave us “Fishers of Men.” A quarter century in two minutes.  And it’s just great. [Read more...]

What is Super Bowl Sunday really about?

This little clip says it all.  God bless Bill Geist.  And, of course, George. [Read more...]

You really ought to give Iowa a try

I did, this weekend, when I gave a talk to a group of deacons in Des Moines.  I had a terrific time, and received a very warm welcome. It was my first time to that little corner of the country — we even drove through Madison County (famous for its bridges, you know) — and [Read More...]

May The Force be with you…

Caught this over at Elizabeth Scalia’s joint, and it’s the first commercial in a long time that made me laugh out loud.  Enjoy.  [Read more...]


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