Story on a cheap new technique for providing clean water

Also, a bit of good news on an answered prayer.  A reader writes: I found this to be very uplifting and thought you might want to share it with your readers.  God bless. Paper made at WMU to provide clean water for impoverished countries Also here is a link to the other company involved. I [Read More…]

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Suggested Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Now that Trump’s won, I think it’s a great time to give to charity that mitigates things he’s likely to do that are against Church teaching. Organizations that work to resettle refugees and help immigrants will need our help more than ever. Charity Navigator can point you to the reliable charities. [Read more…]

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Try to live your life in such a way that people do not have a huge party when you die

In other news, God have mercy on the wretched murderous soul of Fidel Castro. [Read more…]

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Former Manchester United Footballer is Becoming a Dominican Priest

He’s giving up 500,000 in career earnings and global fame to pursue Jesus Christ in vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Fr. Niall Sheehan writes from Ireland: Brother Philip was one of two seminarians who served my morning Mass in St Peter’s in Rome on the 15 October, 2011. He was a diocesan seminarian (just [Read More…]

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Speaking of writers, check out James Hamilton’s new book

Sez he: The story is a Tolkienade, only one set in southern Africa rather than Europe (for a change). There are elves and goblins (though they have different names), there are battles in forests and grasslands, there are evil giant baboons, there are ELEPHANTS! And for a change, they’re on the good guys’ side! Sounds [Read More…]

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Sr. Theophilus is a budding writer

She’s a new sister with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Benedictine Monastery in Westfield, Vermont (she’s the first picture on their Oblates page). She’s writing two sites: The first is entitled “A Life Worth Living” and is a collection of some fiction, poetry, and spiritual reflection and commentary (it’s really God’s blog and whatever He [Read More…]

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Last week on Connecting the Dots

Just two shows this week due to technical difficulties on Monday and goof off time on Thursday and Friday.  On Tuesday, I talked about some of the historical ironies behind the Puritans and Thanksgiving: On Wednesday, Rod Bennett and I had an interesting and wide-ranging discussion with Dr. Robert P. George: [Read more…]

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Something to cross off your bucket list

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OK Go gives another gift to all mankind

Plus, it’s a pretty good meditation on the Sacrament of the Present Moment. [Read more…]

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That’s no spoon!

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