Category Archives: Interesting links

The Pope encourages us to face problems head-on

“We must not be afraid of problems.” That’s the word from Pope Francis in a homily he gave this morning at a Mass for workers in the Vatican.  “Workers”, meaning security guards and firemen, not bureaucrats (who also work, but it’s nice … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting links | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A Guide for Making Your Lenten Resolution

From Fr. Shane Johnson comes the coolest guide to making a good Lenten resolution:

Posted in Catholic resources, Interesting links | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

I love philosophical cartoons like this one

I used to teach philosophy of nature (aka cosmology, natural philosophy, etc.) so I particularly appreciate this one. *Warning: some of the other cartoons in the XKCD series may be offensive to some readers, but sometimes the author really hits … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting links | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping your cool

If you’re not into bluegrass, skip right to 1:20 in this video to see the main singer keep his cool in unusual circumstances… Thanks to Fr. Z for posting this.

Posted in Interesting links, video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Seven minutes of terror, coming soon to a planet relatively near you

Thanks to Fr. Z for posting this video on his blog…

Posted in Interesting links, Science and Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The best (and quirkiest) CPR instructions you’ll ever get in a short video

This is really funny – and useful, too, if you need to give CPR! I found it over here on a blog I just discovered which is authored by a former atheist who is in RCIA (i.e. almost Catholic). Her … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting links | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Self Control Should Have a Role

…but is sadly missing from much of our culture of self-indulgence: “While psychologists tout the benefits of self-control and suggest that it can be increased through practice, it’s easy to see why campaigns to improve societal health don’t focus on … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic resources, Interesting links | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Getting to the core of the “gay marriage” debate

For a while I have been wanting to write a post about the “gay marriage” debate. I am often frustrated by the way discussions on this topic play out in the media and on the internet, because most of the … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic resources, Interesting links | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Could Catholics vote for a Mormon presidential candidate?

This question has come up from time to time, with Mitt Romney in the race.   My personal take on it is that there is no problem if Catholics want to vote for a Mormon. We are not voting for … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting links | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Vatican: The Butler Did It!

Recently, a variety of confidential Vatican documents have been leaked to the media and been used to compose books. I have only read a couple of snippets from these documents, but what is clear from the media coverage is that, … Continue reading

Posted in Church news, Interesting links | Tagged , , | 1 Comment