Five Catholic Things to Listen to on Spotify

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Spotify has a pretty deep archive, but its poor tagging and search features make it difficult to burrow into the more obscure corners and find the weird stuff hidden below pop songs and other junk. Here are five things that may be of interest to Catholics. Pope John Paul II: Mass in English is not a [Read More...]

Verbum 6 is Here

Verbum Bible Software (the Catholic version of Logos Bible Software) is the backbone of my research and writing on religion. It allows me to drill into massive amounts of data with ease. Scripture, original language resources, church documents, history, papal writings, theology, philosophy, commentaries, and, most important of all, a huge amount of patristic material [Read More...]

Debunking the Latest “Married Jesus” Hoax

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When these stories start to burble up in my RSS feeds, I always swear I’m going to ignore them and wait for them to go away. Just paying attention to them makes people dumber. This one was an easy call, because the articles had the “tell” of pure BS right inside: the name “Simcha Jacobovici,” mostly [Read More...]

All I Could Think When I Saw This Picture Was …

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“Do you like your quasi-futuristic clothes, Mr. Powers?”  There’s nothing in the diplomatic protocol that says you have to dress like a Bond villain. [Read more...]

How I Pray

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Lifehacker has a series called “How I work” in which they put a set of questions to various tech leaders and business people to learn their techniques and tools for getting things done.  I decided to shamelessly rip off the format for a series called “How I pray.” Two things I’ve noticed: people tend to [Read More...]

Please Don’t Reply To Stupid Facebook Memes

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Let’s try this again. Everything I asked people not to do in the initial post, they did when the post was shared on social media, which is just so much fail I don’t know where to start. So, I’ve deleted the text of the original post and the picture, and now I’m just telling you: There [Read More...]

Amazon Echo Will Not Open the Pod Bay Doors

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Because we all need a non-portable Siri in our lives? I liked this better when it was called Furby. More on Amazon Echo. [Read more...]

Future Patheos Atheist Blogger Engages in Debate

This video is very obviously staged (the girl keeps looking at someone off-camera), but why it was staged and what message the videographer hoped to convey was a mystery to me. But then I saw that the “Friendly” Atheist blogger thinks this horrid little child is the bees knees, and I realize: they actually think [Read More...]


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