Today we pray especially for those killed or injured in the devastating storm named Typhoon Haiyan. Reports are that as many as 10,000 people have died, and widespread damage has occurred with thousands of homes, businesses, and buildings completely destroyed. Have a look at the before and after photographs of one city to get a sense of the destructive power of this storm. We’ve even sent some Marines in to help. [Read more…]
When I was a kid, I really enjoyed reading history. Usually, I wasn’t reading the history that I was supposed to be reading in the classroom. I really didn’t do that well in school until I served two hitches in the Marines and then decided to get out and go to college. Grade school and high school? Homework, schmomework! [Read more…]
The other day I lamented losing an hour to reading Joseph Bottum’s personal essay about his ideas on how the Church should handle the Same Sex Marriage situation.
I would trade that experience in a heartbeat in order to get back the 8 minutes I lost in seeing the depths our culture has sunk to as Miley Cyrus performed at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. [Read more…]
Salman Rushdie on the “Culture of Offendedness,” and Thoughts of Other Authors Whose Names Start With “S”
From The Independent, with a dateline out of Edinburgh, the noted author observes that we’re all too offended nowadays. What? You hadn’t noticed? [Read more…]