Do You Fly Much? The “Librarian in Black” Has Got Your Back

Sarah Houghton is her name, and  she’s the Director of the San Rafael Public Library, out in California.  She has been blogging since 2003, sharing her knowledge of libraries and information science with folks the world over.

She has a “must read” post up today that will appeal to all freedom loving peoples. [Read more...]

Cardinal Bergoglio’s Diagnosis Becomes Pope Francis’s FRAG Order

Joe Six-Pack, USMC here with a little vocabulary lesson, and a heads up on the mission at hand. [Read more...]

The Big Ball of Flame Up in the Sky Throws a Beautiful Fit

Here’s another post by your Sun crazy blogger. There was a little black spot on the Sun a few days ago, about the size of the Earth. Then it exploded. Take a look. [Read more...]

As the Same-Sex Marriage Question Heads to the SCOTUS…

Here is a snippet of the amicus brief of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

California’s Proposition 8 encourages and supports the union of one man and one woman, as distinct from other interpersonal relationships, by giving it alone the name “marriage.” This is rationally related to legitimate state interests for several reasons. [Read more...]

BREAK: A Message From the Front Lines of “Operation Enduring Travesty” UPDATED

Joe Six-Pack, USMC (Ret.) here. You probably have never heard of the mission with that name. That’s understandable, as I just made it up, though the operation is ongoing, embarrassing, and tragic.

“Operation Enduring Travesty” is what I call what is going on with the prisoners our nation has incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, aka “GITMO.” [Read more...]

Your Must Read Post of the Day: Heather King on Pope Francis, Mercy, and Sex

I’ve shared the thoughts of Heather King in this space a time or two. Unlike me though, Heather is a gifted writer, and one who actually tossed everything from her former life away in order to pursue her writing vocation. Her conversion story is an inspiring example of God’s mercy at work.

The upshot? If you aren’t reading her blog Shirt of Flame, you should be. Consider her post on  Pope Francis today as Exhibit A in the case to convince you to read her blog (and her books!). [Read more...]

The Tweet Seen ‘Round the World…UPDATES


Wikipedia is already updated. There are lots of “firsts” here. [Read more...]

Because I Love Bacon…

Sure, I eat it sparingly, but I do enjoy the sounds, smells, and tastes of sizzling bacon. And if you love bacon, and aren’t a naturally annoying person, Christianity is the religion for you!

But don’t be a “boring, generic, Christian.” Life is too short for that. [Read more...]

Anyone Care for a Game of “Secular Media Conclave Bingo?”

I hope the pot is well financed, because there will be a ton of winners.

Check out their other card too.

The Media Conclave has been in session since February 16th. It’s amazing they haven’t chosen a Pope for us yet.

H/T The Crescat.

A Little Message About the Conclave from the Noise to Signal Ratio UPDATED

New Advent shared a piece today from the Inquirer in Philadelphia. It’s an interview of Rocco Palmo of Whispers in the Loggia. He basically says everything you need to know about the conclave right here, [Read more...]


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