St. Hildegard of Bingen Named a Saint … Again

In some quarters, there’s this idea that Hildegard of Bingen is not really a saint, and that this is somehow PROOF! of the horrible awful sexism of the Church. Except that Hildegard IS a saint, and even has a feast day (September 17). The problem is that her cause was one of the earlier ones [Read More...]

Paralyzed Woman Walks Marathon With Bionic Suit

Claire Lomas, paralyzed from the chest down, has completed the London Marathon, 16 days after it began. She was able to do it thanks to a ReWalk suit, which provides a motorized exoskeleton that allows the paralyzed to walk upright. The suit has leg supports fitted with motorized hips and knees, a body harness, a [Read More...]

Skynet Goes Online in 3 … 2 …

There is absolutely no question about it: battlefield robots and drones save lives. That’s crucial. At the same time, however, they can also take lives, and here we get into a morally muddy issue. Our government is just fine with drone assassinations of US citizens, without due process or even a presentation of the evidence. [Read More...]

New Artifacts Illuminate the Design of Solomon’s Temple UPDATED

Artifacts

From a story in the Jerusalem Post: A Hebrew University archeologist has discovered artifacts from a 3,000 year old community that have created a new understanding of how Solomon’s Temple was built, the university announced on Monday. Professor Yosef Garfinkel, the Yigal Yadin Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, revealed models of [Read More...]

St. Augustine and the Jews

I concluded my semester on St. Augustine with this essay on a challenging subject: Augustine’s doctrine of Jewish witness. What follows delves deeply into difficult waters, exploring early Christian-Jewish relations and anti-Jewish polemic. The way a 4th century Christian spoke of the Jews is not the way the Church speaks of them today. Augustine’s characterization [Read More...]

What the Heck is It? SOLVED!

WhatIsItMay

One of the puzzles we’ve run in Games Magazine for about 30 years is called “Eyeball Benders.” You need to guess a specific object from an extreme closeup. I was going to just post a picture of this beautiful and important … thing … but I decided to see if anyone can guess what it [Read More...]

The Problem of Space Weather

I wanted to share this story not merely because it’s a real concern, but also because I found the man being interviewed so balanced and reasonable. Read the interview answers themselves and ignore the somewhat hyperbolic introductory text from the journalist. The main issue is with solar flares and coronal mass ejections  (“space weather,” as Mike Hapgood [Read More...]

How a Poet Saved a Saint’s Letters

Joseph Pearce has an excellent piece in the Catholic Herald about how the poet, Catholic, and anti-Communist Roy Campbell protected the letters of St. John of the Cross during the Spanish Civil War. [Read more...]


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