Fascinating Interview

…with a black German woman who discovered that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the notorious Nazi war criminal portrayed in Schindler’s List: Lots more background on her here. Remarkable person. [Read more...]

The Enduring Power of Kitsch

I *like* kitsch. So sue me. [Read more...]

About that 8/23/11 Earthquake

It appears that the quake’s effect may have been worse than we thought: Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream — Water now seeping out — Gov’t notified of ‘stability issues’, plants begin evaluating potential flood impacts — Official: An ‘uncommon’ occurrence, we’re monitoring it continuously and working around clock — [Read More...]

Go Team Go!

A team of three Catholic seminarians from St. Paul Seminary here in St. Paul, MN will compete in the upcoming season of “The American Bible Challenge”, according to The Catholic Spirit. [Read more...]

I believe this is what is known…

…as “mission creep“. [Read more...]

How Charles Schulz Saved…

A Charlie Brown Christmas. Schulz’ story is a sad one in many ways, as the piece describes. One hopes he made it in the end. He was a mainstream Protestant who was, I think, as deeply unprepared for the upheavals of his time as most mainstream Protestants and Catholics were, only he had very little [Read More...]