Interesting Move of the Spirit in Ireland

An Irish reader writes: A BBC top political correspondent here in Northern Ireland – Martina Purdy – is taking tentative steps towards religious life with the Sisters of Adoration & Reparation. Originally from West Belfast (predominantly a Nationalist/Republican area- not like ‘your’ Republicans…) but reared in Canada she had a high reputation among politicians across [Read More…]

Homestarrunner is back! Let Joy Be Unconfined!

For those of you unfamiliar with the genius of, go here and browse around (particularly the StrongBad emails) and enjoy! [Read more…]

Another One Bites the Dust

Cincinnati Abortion Clinic closes for good. [Read more…]

Grace is Dark Matter

Newfoundland woman offers free room for sick travellers.  One of the millions of tiny acts of unheralded love that made the world go round. Also, in other glad news: Indonesian girl feared killed in 2004 tsunami found alive Girl found nearly 128 km south of her home, where she was raised by an elderly woman [Read more…]

There are still a lot of really good cops

Like this guy, f’rinstance. [Read more…]

Surprisingly accurate take on the Jesuits…

…from CNN. Of course, they aren’t the Dominicans, but nobody’s perfect. [Read more…]

Nixon Steps in to Rein in Warrior Cops

(Now there’s a headline that would have sounded weird 40 years ago.) Here’s what’s happening: FERGUSON, Mo. — Suddenly, everything has changed. The heavy riot armor, the SWAT trucks with sniper posts, the hostile glares: tonight in Ferguson they were gone. A stunning change in tone radiated through the suburban streets where protests had turned [Read More…]

J.K. Rowling…

…is a class act. She also has given away a bazillion bucks to various charities. And years ago, when she was still writing Harry Potter, she would call an American fangirl who was dying of cancer and read her chapters as she was drafting them. She also helped her family out financially. I have enormous [Read More…]

God love Thomas Peters!

Here’s a beautiful post from the website chronicling his recovery from his devastating accident a year ago. Please keep him in your prayers, and his heroic and devoted wife.  What a treasure! [Read more…]

SCOTUS Rules Prolifers Are not Subhuman

Says Constitution Free Zones are Unconstitutional. Because Duh. [Read more…]