Worth a thousand words: what cool dads do

If this isn’t worth a thousand words, nothing is. From a web page devoted to “Classy People from the Past Who Remind Us What ‘Cool’ Is” comes this memorable picture of the most powerful man in the world carrying his daughter’s doll.  I’d never seen this before. I’ll never forget it now. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: one last look

From Deacon Sean Keller’s FB feed comes this poignant picture, snapped in Washington state: Snohomish County Firefighters recently responded on a mission of mercy to an elderly hospice patient, and former forest ranger who wished once more to see his beloved great outdoors. Working with hospice, firefighters granted that wish, wheeling the man up and [Read More...]

Welcome to New York

From a friend’s Facebook page. Spotted in midtown Manhattan this weekend. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words, Lent edition

In Baton Rouge, via Rod Dreher. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: a little pope

H/T to John Thavis.  [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: blessed are the peacemakers

Orthodox priest trying to prevent a clash between demonstrators and police in Kiev.  (Source via Reddit). Photo by Sergei Supinsky / AFP/Getty Images [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: Protestants praying over a future pope

With all the controversy that swirled around this image of Cardinal O’Malley, a reader reminded me of the picture below. It surfaced shortly after Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope. Description:  On June 19, 2006, the Third Fraternal Encounter of the Renewed Communion of Evangelicals and Catholics was held in Luna Park stadium in Buenos [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words: the story behind this iconic AIDS photo

Photo by Therese Frare/LIFE For World AIDS Day, from LIFE magazine: In November 1990 LIFE magazine published a photograph of a young man named David Kirby — his body wasted by AIDS, his gaze locked on something beyond this world — surrounded by anguished family members as he took his last breaths. The haunting image [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words: five-alarm Francis

Pope Francis wears a firefighter’s helmet as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on 16 October. (photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters) Read more. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

Pope Francis embraces a disabled young man in Assisi on Friday. Photo from News.va via L’Osservatore Romano. [Read more...]