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Here’s a website called “Rolling Jubilee“: A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt [Read More...]

O Frabjous Day! Calloo! Callay!

Rod Bennett, one of my favorite people in the world (and the author of the excellent book on the Apostolic Fathers, Four Witnesses) has a new book out that *you* need to get for the fantasy fan in your life. He writes: Just thought you might like to know that The Christus Experiment is finally [Read More...]

Interesting Story on the Bayeaux Tapestry

The only thing that puzzles me is why the people researching it think “nuns” and “professional embroiderers” are mutually exclusive categories. Still, interesting. [Read more...]

Hmmmm…. Life on Mars?

This looks intriguing: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery “for the history books,” but we’ll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest. The discovery was made by Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, NPR reported today (Nov. 20). SAM is [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Spitzer and Barbara Nicolosi Harrington

have put together and extremely cool film called “Cosmic Origins” that discusses the ways in which the data given us by God in the Book of Nature and the data given us by God in the revelation called the Catholic faith are profoundly compatible. Truth does not contradict truth. Check it out. [Read more...]

The delightfully unstoppable Brandon Vogt writes:

It’s been a while since I updated you on our Africa eBook Project, so I thought I’d share what’s been going on. Five months ago, over three hundred people helped crowdsource $18,000. That was enough to send 12,000 CDs, packed with Catholic eBooks, to seminarians throughout Africa. So far we’ve shipped out 3,580 CDs, including [Read More...]

Hey Oakland and Parts Surrounding!

Please join the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology for “Reflections on the Final Volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth. Our panel will engage and reflect on the Infancy Narratives as we all prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 pm, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley. For more information [Read More...]

I bet *your* lame-o city…

…doesn’t have a team of superheros defending it! Another reason Seattle rocks. [Read more...]

Here’s a Nifty Little Story…

…on the bishops and bloggers confab in Baltimore. The only thing I would add is that Rocco Palmo sounds *uncannily* like Matt Pinto, the head of Ascension Press and author of Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?. Make of that what you will: [Read more...]

Fellow Blessed Sacramentertarianitonian Kevin Birnbaum writes

I’ve got a new blog I’m calling “the candle.” The tagline is “A hodgepodge of beauty, truth, and goodness,” and my posting philosophy is “at least one beautiful thing each day” — in both words and images, including original photography. So far I’ve got posts on sacred art, astronomy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, genocide survival, Scripture, the Catechism, and [Read More...]


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