Troubled by an Overabundance of Friends?

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Japan: Land of the Wearable Banana Watch

Because it’s Japan. [Read more...]

Two pieces at the Register…

From Friday, a look at how critics of the Church are so eager to contradict her that they do not mind contradicting themselves in the process. And, for today, a little look at the question of swearing and vulgarity. [Read more...]

Luckily, this kind of police corruption has never ever happened…

…with capital crimes, resulting in innocent people going to death row. Oh, wait! Commitment to the death penalty, at the end of the day, means “Better the innocent should be murdered by the state than mercy be shown to the guilty.”  On this day when we remember that Jesus Christ has conquered death, let us [Read More...]

Melting Ice Caps Expose Hundreds of Secret Arctic Lairs

…not to mention my secret portal to the Hollow Earth from whence was to issue my Special Surprise for an unsuspecting humanity. Great. Just great. This is really going to screw up my timeline for world domination. [Read more...]

Artoo in Love

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Prayer Request

A reader writes: I¹m reaching out again to ask for prayers for my husband¹s job situation. He got a job in another town last October, living away from home during the week. A couple of months ago he got an offer close to home, quit the job he had, then the job here fell through. [Read More...]

Prayer request and work of mercy for a family of 9 facing tragedy

The Rogan family were on the way to the hospital to deliver their son, Blaise, when the car struck a deer and Mike, the father, was killed. The other children wound up in the hospital (they are okay) and Niki gave birth. She now faces widowhood with only Mike’s minimal life insurance policy to sustain [Read More...]

A new film about the Jews whom the Vatican hid…

…in cloisters during WWII.  Cuz Pius was totally “Hitler’s Pope” and stuff. [Read more...]

Pretty much

In related news, Florida Man demands power to spy on you–forever.  Because the Surveillance State is only bad when Obama is running it. [Read more...]

The Shroud of Turin…

…not a painting, not a scorch, not a photograph. That’s cuz it’s the real thing. Challenge to Skeptics: If it’s medieval forgery made by and for primitive suckers then get with the program. We live in the 21st century. There’s nothing technological a medieval could do that we can’t do ten times better and faster. [Read More...]

If you read nothing else today, read Simcha Fisher’s brave piece

…on the day she bought a steak with food stamps. We need to stop talking as though the tiniest pleasures of the poor are acts of theft against our Righteous Selves. It’s miserly and cruel. [Read more...]

The Math Patronus

A creative idea for helping middle school kids face their math boggarts. The reader who sent this along writes: (Disclosure: Anna Maria D’Ippolito is my sister) This grade school math teacher’s grant proposal is one of twenty finalists. She’s bringing her own Harry Potter love to bear on her life’s work in teaching. Anyone visiting [Read More...]

Is the Pope Protestant?

No.  The Church is Christian. If the notion of the Catholic faith as a living relationship with Jesus Christ sounds un-Catholic to you, you’re doing it wrong.  The entire raison d’etre of the Church is to form disciples of Jesus Christ. [Read more...]

Sufjan Stevens Demonstrates that Music by Christians

…can be good art and not what is normally called “Christian music”. [Read more...]

Big Victory for Religious Liberty!

SCOTUS to Obama:  You can’t force religious groups to obey HHS abortion mandate. Excellent! [Read more...]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Trailer: Game of Thronesified Version

This killed me. [Read more...]

John Kasich, a Refreshingly Catholic-Sounding Pol

“Explaining his decision to expand Medicaid coverage in Ohio pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, Kasich told reporters in 2013 that ‘when you die and get to the meeting with Saint Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you [Read More...]

You Can Never Have Too Many Chesterton Sites

Reader Maolsheachlann O Ceallaigh of Dublin writes to tell me about his new site: It’s called The Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton and it’s made up of articles I’ve been writing for a parish newsletter in Ireland. It starts out as an introduction to Chesterton, a broad outline to his life and thought, and now I [Read More...]

Wanna be a Screenwriter?

Barbara Nicolosi can help you get there and is offering the Catharsis workshop this August 1-8 courtesy of Act One.  Check thou it out. [Read more...]

The Entremanure Behind Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo Doo Program

Just another reason I love my home town. Where else can you find, not only a Fecal Fest, where you can not only obtain exotic forms of dung for your hydrangeas, but call a Zoo Doo Hotline–(206) 625-7667–and hear hilarious bulletins from the Duke of Dukey himself. I accidently ran across the Zoo Doo hotline [Read More...]