The Extremely Impressive Cady and Benjamin Crosby…

are touring their Titanic Heroes presentations around the country this summer.  If you can, go see them and learn about the heroes of the Titanic, the four chaplains of the Dorchester, and the Battle of Lepanto.  We saw them last summer at the Chesterton Conference in Reno.  These kids are a force of nature. [Read more...]

My Friend Marcus Daly Stars…

in Vimeo’s Staff Pick of the Day. It’s a short, very beautiful, film on his Catholic coffin-making apostolate. Marcus is the real deal. He lives on Vashon Island near Seattle with his fambly. We will be hanging out with them (and a bunch of other friends and fambly) this weekend when we all head to [Read More...]

Hm. Okay. I Suppose

But I still think this is way cooler: [Read more...]

It’s the Catholic Controversies Video Library!

The clever Stephen Gabriel, fresh from publishing Catholic Controversies (with a couple of essays by Yr. Obdt. Svt. as well as a lot of much better essays by a bunch of much better writers) has now set up the very cool Catholic Controversies Video Library.  Sez he: Moorings Press just launched the Catholic Controversies Video [Read More...]

Reader Lori Pieper writes with a generous offer

Thanks so much for hosting the “Angels and Saints at Ephesus” giveaway — what a sign of hope for all us weary toilers out there! And I’m not saying this just because I won (though I still can’t believe I won anything). I think the only fair thing to do in return is to offer [Read More...]

Ho. Lee. Cow!

My friend Tom just got famous: He is, by the way, a fantastic violinist and you’ve heard him since he has played (along with his wife Virginia) on a zillion film and TV soundtracks. A few years ago, he very generously got us Sheas into Teatro Zinzanni here in Seattle, where he played in the [Read More...]

So This is Pretty Cool

Guy builds cool balloon-destroying laser from hollowed-out flashlight and a laser diode from a Blu-ray burner drive. [Read more...]

This is extremely cool!

HT: The awesome Kevin Knight, who find extremely cool things on a regular basis. [Read more...]

Stephen Gabriel…

…who is no relation to Peter Gabriel, nor to the archangel, nor to St. Stephen, but who *is* the editor of the very useful book Catholic Controversies (to which I contributed a couple of essays and which you can buy here), writes: The Arlington Catholic Herald featured a new Women’s Magazine called Verily. My daughter, [Read More...]

Nifty little app

Reader Patrick Leinen writes: Just letting you know we just released Wake Up to the Creed for iPhone and Android. SInce it is a smaller app, we’re not going to do a big press release or anything like that. Check thou it out. [Read more...]

Ancient Astronauts No Doubt are to Blame

Ancient really big pile of rocks found at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee. If I had interstellar travel capacity, I would totally go to another star system and pile up rocks. [Read more...]


Will Ferrell, Jack Black to star in “Tag Brothers”, based on the epic game of Tag played by Fr. Sean Raftis and his friends… I had lunch with Fr. Sean once here in Seattle.  Didn’t know about his secret life as a Tag player at the time.  This sort of thing fills me with joy. [Read more...]