How'd they do that?

A nice little mind-boggler for a snowy Friday morning… [Read more...]

Life is a song — sing out!

Behold: another delightful “flash mob” from Philadelphia — a “Random Act of Culture” that unexpectedly brought opera to a busy marketplace.  (No Handel this time.) Enjoy! [Read more...]

Snow day for the sisters!

I think it was Leon Bloy who wrote that “joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.” Well, then, there’s a whole lot of God in the gals  below.  A merry h/t to Lizzie Scalia for sharing this.  I found it not only joy-filled, but unexpectedly moving. Ever wonder how nuns spend [Read More...]

This video gets to me every time

No matter how often I see it, it just knocks me into a puddle of tears.  Today seems a good day to give it another look: (soon-to-be-Blessed) Pope John Paul and Tony Melendez, in Los Angeles, in 1987. You can read more about Tony here. He also has a website. But watch the video.  It [Read More...]

"Put out into the deep and lower your nets for a catch"

If you need a reminder of why Pope John Paul will soon be known as “Blessed,” this wonderful video tribute by Salt+Light TV says it all. Take a few minutes and be reminded of a great man’s message, and mission. [Read more...]

Meet the future: communion by machine

Worried about hepatitis from a communion wafer?  No problem! From the Wall Street Journal: At St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Clark, N.J., parishioners no longer handle the communion wafers that they once transferred from one bowl to another at the start of Mass. Instead, parishioners use a very untraditional looking contraption known as a [Read More...]

A heroine for our times

Well, here’s a towering icon of the Great Recession.  They should name a high school or a treasury building for this woman. Check it out. Literally. I’m in awe. [Read more...]

One last Christmas blast

For the close of the Christmas season, Epiphany, enjoy a rollicking rendition of “We Three Kings” and “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” courtesy the Barenaked Ladies.   Merry Christmas! [Read more...]

The homeless man with the golden voice

This story speaks for itself — literally.  Just watch. You can read more about him at this link. UPDATE:  Turns out there’s a nice epilogue to the story! [Read more...]

Word made flesh: the remarkable Christmas mass of Fr. Prus

A reader sent this my way in the comments, adding that she wanted to show… the wonderful way one priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit celebrates the Christmas Mass starting with a real baby in the manger. The manger is then used as an altar. Brought my camera this year because so many not in [Read More...]


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