Archbishop Chaput’s Homily for the Closing Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom

Delivered during mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, July 4th 2012. Philadelphia is the place where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were written. For more than two centuries, these documents have inspired people around the globe. So as we begin our reflection on [Read More...]

Higgs Boson: Sort of Confirmed

Waffles: they’re not just for breakfast any more. The announcement about the Higgs boson was today, and the folks giving the press conference were twisting themselves in knots to avoid saying they have proof! of the elusive particle, when it’s quite clear that they’re fresh off high-fiving and fist-bumping every physicist they encounter saying, “Yeah, [Read More...]

Happy Fourth From Fred

If, like me, you think every holiday is made better by Fred Astaire dancing and/or Bing Crosby singing, then you really need to see Holiday Inn. Here’s Fred’s explosive offering for the 4th, and a happy birthday to the US of A. (It’s the “of” that tells people you’re extra patriotic.) UPDATE: Sorry, embedding disabled. [Read More...]


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