Stephen Colbert: "Service is love made visible"

That’s just part of his very fine (and surprisingly Catholic) commencement speech at his alma mater, Northwestern University. Check it out below.  H/T U.S Catholic. They point out that he gets to the heart of the matter around the 16:00 mark. [Read more...]

Hello, Dalai — or, how not to tell a joke

I have to give this Aussie anchor props for having the honesty and nerve to reveal to his audience that he is, in fact, a doofus. [Read more...]

What if we acted in real life the way we do on Facebook?

The result might look like this amusing video below, created to promote a new opera in London about online relationships. [Read more...]

When Darth Vader went to Disneyland

Not long ago, I posted an item about my experience riding the new and improved “Star Tours” at Disney World. On the west coast, someone else was eager to try it at Disneyland.  Watch what happened. It’s a hoot. [Read more...]

What church geeks do on April 1st

Stuff like this. [Read more...]

You might be a disciple of Jesus if …

…you fit any of these characteristics.  H/T to Frank. Check ‘em out: 1. You think Jesus wants to take over the government so you cut off a soldiers ear in order to get the fighting started. (The neo cons are definitely disciples!) 2. You keep pestering Jesus about who he will give more power to [Read More...]

If Google had existed in 1960 …

…would it have looked like this? Source. [Read more...]

A Lenten lectio: "Serenity now!"

I know the feeling. A classic bit from “Seinfeld”: [Read more...]

The brilliance of Steve Martin: "Atheists don't have no songs"

We loved him with “King Tut,” and he’s gone and done it again, with this inspired Bluegrass tune, accompanied by the Steep Canyon Rangers.    (In a related vein, Heather King ruminates on the idea that “atheists have no story…”) [Read more...]

That '70's woe

Do you miss the ’70s?  Does this bring back memories? Yes, I confess: I once looked just like that.  That’s eerily similar to the kind of clothes I wore to my Catholic high school over 30 years ago. (Ah, leisure suits, too!) The horror, the horror. To see more, if you can bear it, visit [Read More...]


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