Hello, Dalai!

Well, how often will I ever get a chance to use a headline like that, anyway? The Dalai Lama attended Mass on Pentecost as a “pilgrim” in Vienna, where Cardinal Christoph Schonborn noted: “”A person who is deeply rooted in their own faith can show deep respect for the faith of others.” [Read more...]

Mourning “the people’s parson”

From the U.K, here’s an obit about a clergyman who clearly had an impact: The Reverend John Lambourne, who has died aged 76, was an old-fashioned country parson of a type now rarely to be found in the Church of England — a man who filled the pews, not with force of intellect, but with [Read More...]

April 3, 33

According to some geologists, hat may be the date when Jesus was crucified. And here’s how they know: The International Geology Review investigated an earthquake that was said to have occurred the same date as Jesus’ crucifixion; which was most likely Friday April 3, 33 A.D. In Gospel of of Matthew, Chapter 27 says: “And [Read More...]

This changes everything: a revolutionary ketchup bottle

Memorial Day cookouts may never be the same, if this sucker ever gets into the marketplace. [Read more...]

Where playing is like praying

The great Dan Barry of the New York Times captures something mysterious and nostalgic in this essay about playing basketball on a Sunday morning in a chilly Catholic school gym.  Turns out, it’s a lot like church: Bowed and gasping after each game, I feel the mysterious tug on my basketball jersey that tells me [Read More...]

Here’s something you’ve probably never seen before: a white zebra

Reallly. Her name is Zoe.  Read all about her here. And yes, her eyes really are blue. [Read more...]

Now I won’t feel so bad when people yawn during my homilies

There are other factors at work.  Or, at least, that’s what this guy says.  I’ll buy that. [Read more...]

Brain freeze: artist turns communion wine into popsicles

I confess: it took every ounce of fortitude I could muster to refrain from using the word “pope-sicle” in the headline. From Joanne at Egregious Twaddle: Bad enough I’m always torn between explaining to my artist friends that being a faithful Catholic is not drinking the Kool-Aid and explaining to my faithful Catholic friends that [Read More...]

“24 Hour Protection”

Spotted by my goddaughter Branda, during a morning walk in California: [Read more...]

People who live in glass houses

Well, you can now do that in Japan. I have two questions. 1. Where’s the bathroom? 2. Don’t you need a lot of Windex? Check out more pictures here. [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X