CHT: Patrick Coffin.
I just thought I'd do a little lunchblogging to let folks know what's going on with the blog right now. I am writing on deadline to finish a major book project, and it's spilling over my work time and into my free time, so for the next couple of weeks blogging is likely to be […]
The Vatican Information Service has announced that the new Medjugorje commission has had its first meeting. The press release stating this also contains a list of the members of the commission. Here is the text, reformatted to make reading the names easier: “The International Investigative Commission on Medjugorje met for its first session on 26 […]
EVERYTHING YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT STANDING CAT.
News service Romereports.com is carrying a story stating that the Holy See will soon issue tough new norms regarding priestly sex abuse and that these norms will apply to the whole world. (Up to now the Holy See has allowed nations where a paedophlia scandal emerged to craft their own norms.) According to the story, […]
SCIENTISTS TURN T-SHIRTS INTO BODY ARMOR. IT'S TRUE!!! QUOTES: Researchers at the University of South Carolina, collaborating with others from China and Switzerland, drastically increased the toughness of a T-shirt by combining the carbon in the shirt’s cotton with boron – the third hardest material on earth. The result is a lightweight shirt reinforced with […]
. . . I mean, not a week ago this minute or this hour, but a week ago today, I was in the 7.2 earthquake originating in northern Mexico, south of Imperial County, California. I my area, it was felt with an intensity on the modified Mercalli scale of IV-V. Everybody (indoors and out) felt motion, but […]
Bart Stupak has finally gotten (or reacquired) a spine! If the reporting from Politico is right, he’s finally stood up to Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama! He’s un-caved! A little too late. He’s decided, you see, not to run for re-election. Politico reports: Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had a central role in the health […]
There’s an aspect to the current press coverage of Pope Benedict that I don’t understand. Yes, I know why they’re doing it. Because they need scandal to sell papers. Because they have antipathy towards the Catholic Church (except when it is in their interests no to, like when Pope Benedict visited America). And, yes, because […]
So Easter Sunday I was lying down, working on my laptop, when all of a sudden the lights flicker and the room starts rocking back and forth. Realizing it was an earthquake, I hopped up and thought about standing under the door frame–except I've recently heard that that isn't such a great idea after all–and […]