The Fastest Monk on Skates!

I’m not sure what his name is, but here is “the Rollerbrother” in action! [Read more…]

For Thoughts on Atheism by the Father of Empiricism UPDATED

 

Remember my affection for the Harvard Classics, the Five Foot Shelf of Books? Admittedly, I haven’t looked them over much since I became a Catholic. Not because I’ve outgrown them, but because there have been far too many other books to occupy my time since the spring of 2008. Mostly stuff from authors whose names begin with “S”,  as St. Philip Neri suggested when he counseled that reading the works of the saints is profitable.

But I dipped a toe back into the HCFFSB water today and found these thoughts of Sir Francis Bacon. [Read more…]

Your Apocalyptic News Source (and Soundtrack) For Tomorrow…

Image credit: Courtney Botzford

The end is nigh! Read all about it!

Hey, here’s the soundtrack version of R.E.M.’s classic that will help to sooth your spirits. Remember…Lenny Bruce is not afraid. [Read more…]

Another Trappist Beer Coming Soon to a Bar Near You?

Image credit: Mark Lampert

Maybe. You see, my wife alerted me to this story on NPR about needy Cistercian monks exporting beer to pay for building repairs. But she quickly followed it up with, “there’s none sold in Tennessee.”

Figures.  Teri Schultz shares the story. [Read more…]

It’s Cyber Monday, So Put Your Hard Earned Money Here

A few days back, I asked readers to contribute five whole dollars (each) to help raise completion funds for the film All That Remains. Five bucks a piece is a princely sum I know, but it must have been too much to ask. [Read more…]

Best.Beer.Commercial.Ever.

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Stella Artois with a passel of ice-skating priests. They send the novice on a beer run,

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The Crowd Favorite at the Sci-Fi Air Show

I admit it. I love airshows. I snapped the photograph  below when we went to see the Blue Angels. The static displays, the tours, the corn dogs, and of course, the flight demonstrations. Love it! [Read more…]

Explore 100,000 Stars (Because Catholics Can Dig Science)

Yes, it is just what you needed. A three-dimensional star map of the Milky Way Galaxy, thanks to Google. [Read more…]

The Sun Continues To Be Uncontrolled By Us, Throws Out Another Mass Ejection

We ought to write a law or something. Put some lobbyists to work on curbing the audacity of the day star. Take a look. [Read more…]

Dennis Miller’s Observation…

Photo credit: HBO

Who knows? Maybe there’s a lower level cabinet post in her future or perhaps an ambassadorship.

He likes me…he really likes me.