Sexual Imagery and Teens

I just love BS sciency headlines that draw absurd conclusions from facts not in evidence, cite studies that are woefully incomplete even by the standards of the scientists involved, and make bold declarations with no connection to reality. In this case it’s an article at Phys.org that wants to assure us that swimming in a [Read More...]

Wait, We’re Transplanting ARMS now?

How did I miss this? I knew we were reattaching all kinds of limbs, even limbs that no one even wants to think about being unattached, and I’ve heard of hand and face transplants, but not whole arms. Two of them! [Read more...]

More on the Girl Scouts

Part 2 of my story on the Girl Scouts of America is up at the National Catholic Register. It goes through some of their problematic learning materials, leadership connections to gay rights groups, and the responses of both the GSUSA and the USCCB. GSUSA has, in fact, been responsive to complaints in the past, removing [Read More...]

Vampire Grave Unearthed!

Well, let’s take a look at this week’s archaeological blotter and see if anyone has discovered some nice old pottery or … … holy cow …. Vampire Grave Discovered in Bulgaria Bulgarian archaeologists have found a 700 year old grave of a man buried with an “iron stick” in his chest. The Sofia News Agency reports [Read More...]

The Great Crusade

June 6, 1944. D-Day. 68 years ago. My dad was a B-26 mechanic who also flew on 14 missions as a waist gunner in the European theater. I asked him about D-day, and he said he remembers the sky being black with airplanes. He’s never said much else. Here’s what Ike had to say to these men [Read More...]

Catholics and the Girl Scouts

The first part of my article about the Girl Scouts for the National Catholic Register has just gone up. The second should be up tomorrow. This one took a long time, partly because I was interrupted by several health and family problems, but also because there was just a mountain of data, and much of it [Read More...]

“The Hobbit” Set Tour

This video is just a ton of fun. (Sorry, can’t embed it.) It’s a tour of the New Zealand studio where Peter Jackson is making The Hobbit. It’s long, but make sure you watch it all the way to the end. Catnip for nerds. [Read more...]

Electronics for Liturgical Use?

The bishops in New Zealand have banned the use of iPad versions of the Roman Missal on the altar, saying that their ability to perform multiple tasks such as gaming, checking email, and so on, “makes their use in the liturgy inappropriate.” I go back and forth on this issue. Right now, I find it [Read More...]


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