Why is The Imaginative Conservative So Great?

Among other reasons, because you can get Fr. Dwight discussing Myth and Joseph Pearce discussing Chesterton on education, not to mention pieces like The Music of the Spheres, Reading the Iliad in the Light of Eternity, and The World of Ray Bradbury. Great site.  Like The American Conservative, it actually wants to conserve something. [Read more...]

Hey Fans of Verbum Catholic Software!

The wonderful Sisters of St Paul have agreed to team up with Verbum Catholic to help people study the Gospel readings this Lent. They’re hosting a Verbum Lenten Journey, and people who sign up get the daily readings and commentary from Lenten Grace: Daily Gospel Reflections delivered straight to their inbox all through Lent for free. (Also, anyone [Read More...]

Really Big Numbers are Things We Can’t Really Conceive

But Hank Green has fun trying: [Read more...]

First Smart Gun Hits the Shelves in CA

A bit pricey, as new tech tends to be, but a step in the right direction.  Basic idea: only works for the person it should work for, not for bad guys.  Sounds like a reasonable idea. [Read more...]

This sounds great!

Just got this from reader Neil Mussett: My name is Neil Mussett, and I wanted to let you know about an amazing, funny, and very substantive podcast on the Sunday Mass readings called “The Word on the Hill with the Lanky Guys” (http://www.lankyguys.org). My brother, Father Peter Mussett, and Scott Powell (a Steubenville grad and [Read More...]

Behold the Awesome Map…

…of the Internet! [Read more...]

Francis is Cuckoo for Cocoa Popes

Somebody made a chocolate statue of the Pope. Yum! HT to reader Paul Potts for that unforgiveable pun By the way, it’s moment like this that I am really grateful for St. John Damascene’s defense of images in the Church that steered Christianity away from iconoclasm. Protestants who fret about religious statues forget that their [Read More...]

Hey! My friend Nicole DeMille was on the Journey Home…

with my other friend, Marcus Grodi! I think the world of these folks. Plus, Nicole is from Brooklyn and talks like my wonderful late mother-in-law so: bonus! [Read more...]

Peter Kreeft Goodness!

I’ll drop everything and listen when Peter Kreeft is speaking. [Read more...]

Today in Coolness

First, a WWII ace who once flew his plane through the Eiffel Tower in pursuit of a Nazi fighter has gone to his eternal reward. Eternal light to you through Christ our Lord and nice flying, ace! Thanks for helping to slay that monstrous regime. Second, science guys levitate stuff with sound. [Read more...]