How I Pray: Al Kresta

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Al Kresta is a broadcaster, journalist and author. He is President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio, and host of “Kresta in the Afternoon.” I’ll let him fill in the rest… Read other entries in the How I Pray series. Who are you? Hmm, is that a trick question? Didn’t John Paul II say something like we [Read More...]

A Phantom Army at the Fall of Jerusalem

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In The Histories, Tacitus describes the supernatural events that accompanied the fall of Jerusalem to the armies of Titus in 70AD: Prodigies had occurred, which this nation, prone to superstition, but hating all religious rites, did not deem it lawful to expiate by offering and sacrifice. There had been seen hosts joining battle in the skies, the fiery [Read More...]

Should We Be Panicking Over #NetNeutrality Rules?

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No. Stop that already! We’re panicking entirely too quickly and too much about everything. Just relax, pour yourself a bourbon, watch some Rockford Files on Netflix, and chill the heck out. I wrote an analysis piece for the National Catholic Register about the FCC’s move to implement net neutrality rules which can be read here, before the FCC [Read More...]

Dice Games Properly Explained [Book Review]

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I’ve been kind of scattershot about covering games and fun stuff here, but I’m planning to try a Fun Friday feature for a month and see if it’s of any interest. If you like it, give it a share on social media. If the traffic seems to warrant continuing, I will. My first entry is [Read More...]

Verbum Bible Software Gets Into High-School Education

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And they’re giving away $5 million in grants to get schools up and running on their new four-year high-school curriculum, called Lumen. Verbum, the Catholic version of the bestselling Logos Bible Software, has created a program to provide $5 million in grant money to help high schools implement its new religious-education curriculum. The new program [Read More...]

How I Pray: Amy Welborn

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Amy Welborn is the author of many books for Catholic adults, youth and young people. Those particularly related to prayer are The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayer (Loyola Press), Prove it! Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor), Wish You Were Here: Travels through Loss and Hope (Random House) and Adventures in Assisi: On [Read More...]

The Best Deal In Comics

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Before we begin, I have to say that I am a DC Comics man through-and-through, my daughter is a Marvel fan, and my son leans to DC but follows some Marvel. A conversation with my daughter about comics usually goes something like this: HER: Marvel is so much better than DC. ME: I can prove [Read More...]

How To Offend a Teenage Girl Geek

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Even though my kids are in their teens now, they still like Lego. Heck, I still like Lego. My son and daughter each still get a copy of the free Lego magazine in the mail. Well, the current issues provoked an indignant response from my 14-year-old daughter. Let’s take a look: On the left, you see a [Read More...]


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