Billionaire’s Wife Thinks There’s Too Many Non-Billionaires

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Amateur eugenicist and billionaire spouse Melinda Gates is professing her Catholicism out of one side of her mouth and extolling the Wonderful Healing Powers of Contraception out of the other. Melinda provides her Catholic bona fides as follows: I grew up in a Catholic home, and I am still a practicing Catholic. My mother’s great uncle was [Read More...]

Searching for a Lost Chapel in Maryland

The current chapel of St. Francis Xavier dates to 1731

St. Francis Xavier Church in Newtowne, Maryland is among the oldest Catholic churches America. The current chapel dates to 1731, but that wasn’t the first chapel. Jesuits began their work in Newtowne Neck in 1640, and in honor of the church’s 350th anniversary, Fr. Brian Sanderfoot wants to find the remains of the original chapel, which was [Read More...]

Videogames and the Family

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This is an expanded and updated version of a story that originally appeared in the National Catholic Register. We all want to do right by our children: make them happy, keep them healthy, and raise them to be fine adults formed by the values of our faith. Having a nonstop spigot of toxic mass media [Read More...]

A Drawing Machine Drawing Drawing Machines

Very meta. by Pablo Garcia. More here. [Read more...]

Hyenas Eat Donkeys For Lent

In Ethiopia, hyenas normally just eat whatever they can scavenge from the garbage leftoutside of inhabited areas. But what happens when there are no meat leftovers in the garbage due to the strict Ethiopian Orthodox Lent? Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to be a donkey: Hyenas will eat just about anything organic. They’ll chow down on mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. [Read More...]

The End of Stolen Cell Phones?

In 2011, 42 percent of all property crimes committed against individuals in New York City involved the theft of a cell phone. Cell phone theft may seem like a fairly minor crime in the grand scheme of things, unless it’s your phone, and then it’s the worst thing ever. It’s also a crime that can [Read More...]

Choosing the Right Game for Your Kids

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A shorter version of this piece appeared originally in the National Catholic Register. Video and computer games are an almost inescapable element of life for any modern child. Even parents who don’t have game machines and carefully control their children’s media exposure will, at some point, have to make some choices about games. Do you [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken: Easter Edition

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No, the chickens haven’t started laying yet. Full-sized eggs will probably have to wait until about August. We’re just trying to inspire them. [Read more...]


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