Ship Rams From First Punic War Discovered

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Very, very cool. Ten bronze warship rams from the last naval battle of the epic First Punic War have been recovered from the western coast of Sicily. The ten rams (Latin rostra), each weighing around 125 kilogrammes and made of bronze, were mounted on the prow of the warships (ancient triremes or quinquiremes), and were [Read More...]

SimCity (2013) [Game Review]

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Note: From time to time, I just do straight-up game reviews with some content info for parents and occasional critiques of religion in games. And, yes, I still owe a final review of Bioshock Infinite, which I finished a couple weeks ago. I’m still mulling it over. SimCity (2013) EA/Maxis Format: PC: $40-$60 (OSX version [Read More...]

Really Old Medieval Cookbook Found

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Researchers have discovered a collection of recipes written in Latin by monks of Durham Cathedral in 1140. Some are calling it the oldest such collection of the Middle Ages. Many of the dishes sound like they would work on a modern restaurant menu. Faith Wallis, an expert in medical history and science based at McGill [Read More...]

“I Hope He’s In Hell”

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I’ve been reading and hearing variants of the words in this headline since Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev* was killed in a gun battle with police. Since the capture of his brother, Dzhokhar, I’ve also seen various sadistic fantasies about how he should be treated, each more lurid than the last, all of them steeped in blood and [Read More...]

Because What I Always Look For in a Quality Adult Beverage Is …

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… an interactive bottle. What is this I don’t even– (Emphasis added so you can really savor the marketingspeak.) The Heineken Ignite interactive bottle is born from Heineken’s ambition to develop an idea that would create a memorable Heineken experience unlocking the power and possibilities of mobile innovation and technology. To match our ambitions we [Read More...]

And The Darkness Has Not Overcome It

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By now you’ve heard the name of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday. This is Martin: This picture filled my social media and news feeds this morning, and it just hit me in the gut. My wife is a sacrament coordinator, and Martin is dressed in his first communion suit and [Read More...]

Death for Gosnell? Or Mercy?

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Robert George addresses something that’s been on my mind as well. As surely as I know that the sun rises, I know that, if found guilty, Kermit Gosnell deserves the death penalty for his crimes. We know very little about the psyche of Dr. Gosnell. His keeping of souvenirs certainly suggests that he took some [Read More...]

Attention New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware Youth!

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The first New Jersey Fan the Fire Youth Rally with be at St. Isaac Jogues in Marlton on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30am to 8:30pm. The day will include speakers, music, adoration, confession, Rosary, and mass. And pizza. Always pizza. Check here for more information. Did you take a group of teens on a mission [Read More...]


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