Our Ongoing Holocaust

Leonardo da Vinci: "Views of a Foetus in the Womb." Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

By most estimates, the death toll since Roe v. Wade is closing in on 60 million human beings. I was never indifferent to the slaughter of the unborn, but I was at one time “pro-choice” because I didn’t believe it was “right” or “practical” to ban abortion. In time, I realized what a facile dodge [Read More...]

United by Cruelty: Carthage and America

Ancient tales tell of how Carthaginians sacrificed their own children to obtain favors from the gods. Historians dismissed these accounts as mere propaganda, but recent interpretations of the archaeological record suggest the stories were true. As the archaeologists and historians relate their theories in this story from the Guardian, it’s clear that none of them makes [Read More...]

Thoughts About The State of the … Ooo! A Puppy!

1912210_10205701508722914_216683002495477052_n

My various feeds are full of comments about the State of the Union address last night, as if this kind of crass political theater is something that matters even a little. The focus-tested murmurings of our entrenched oligarchic ruling class are of so little consequence that a couple hours spent reading the most excellent Tarzan comic [Read More...]

“Ancients” Flying Around On Little Propeller Chairs UPDATED

recto

I’ll be honest, I have no idea what’s going on here [NOTE: solved, see below]: Here’s the entire page, which is an illumination from an MS of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus. The floating heads don’t help matters. Here’s the previous page: And the facing page: It’s a commentary on Revelation 4:3, with the red text [Read More...]

My Favorite Game of 2014 Was …

2015-01-20 12.04.05

Monument Valley. Monument Valley (Ustwo; iOS/Android: $4) is a small game. It won’t take you long to finish, and it’s not very challenging, but what it offers is such a pure delight that it became my personal favorite game of 2014. Indeed, I would argue that it was the best game published all year, and [Read More...]

Dog Gets 3D Printed Legs

derby

I haven’t done a heart-warming 3D printing story in a while, so here’s a tear-jerker for you: Derby the dog, born with deformed front legs, gets a new pair of prosthetics thanks to 3D printing, and he’s off like a shot.   [Read more...]

How I Pray: Br. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P.

hubertk

Br. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P. is a Dominican friar, studying for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.  He hails from Columbus, Ohio, where he earned a doctorate in mathematics at The Ohio State University before entering religious life in 2010, and he made his solemn, lifetime profession of religious vows in [Read More...]

Taking the Devil Seriously

Republished from June 2014, because posts about Satan always bring the evil little worms out of the woodwork. The reality of the devil was one of the hardest things for me to accept when I returned to the Church. When I made my choice to assent and submit to all the Church teaches, I knew I [Read More...]

Satanist Guilty of Killing Two Women

dobson

As part of what was allegedly a “Satanic suicide pact,” Mark Dobson killed Helen Dorrington (age 52) and Mary Hepburn (32) in May 2012. He cut their throats in a TraveLodge motel in Barrie, Ontario, in a bloody scene marked by Satanic art and dismembered dolls. Dobson tried to plead guilty, but the judge refused because he felt the [Read More...]

Pope Threatens to Punch Aide

"One of these days, Alice!"

Oh, sorry, did I forget the #TrollSoHard tag in that headline? On the plane from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, the pope addressed the Charlie Hebdo issue, saying there were limits to free expression and that  “One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith. There is a limit. [Read More...]

A Game for Training Missionaries About Indigenous Cultures

870_church-missionary-11

The World of Playing cards is a terrific site with reproductions of historic cards from around the world. Most recently, they  shared Snapshots: A Missionary Card Game from the Church Mission Society circa 1910. It’s described as a basic set-building game of 48 cards with 12 sets from representing different cultural practices around the world. Each set has four cards, [Read More...]

How Did CNN Report on the New “Charlie Hebdo” Cover?

cnn

Like this: CNN to Muslim world: “Please kill us last.” Duly noted, dhimmis. Here is the actual cover, which a news organization would, of course, show in its reporting in any other circumstance:   Terrorists can murder and bomb and destroy, but whether or not they accomplish their goals–the destruction of civilization–is completely up to us. [Read More...]

Bicycle Playing Cards: The WW2 Escape Map Deck

2015-01-12 13.21.12

You’d be surprised just how short is the list of jobs for “expert on games: their history and play.” That I held one for a couple decades (until this past Fall) was a blessing, but it also means I still have plenty of stuff kicking around and nowhere to write about it. So, if I [Read More...]

Bobble Benny Joins the Team

2015-01-12 10.37.41

WonderPope powers activate! Form of: an encyclical! Maybe I’ll miss him a little less now that he’s standing vigil over my workspace with Padre Pio, Pope Innocent III, St. Dymphna, and the rest of the Superhero Wonder Team.   [Read more...]

How I Pray: Brandon Vogt

Brandon Vogt is a Catholic writer and speaker. He’s written four books, including The Church and New Media and Saints and Social Justice. He works as the Content Director for Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and lives in Orlando with his wife, Kathleen, and their four children. Follow him at BrandonVogt.com or on Twitter [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X