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

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A Guide for Making Your Lenten Resolution

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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