December 5, 2018

Vincent Van Gogh: “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream”


A virtual visit to the world of Vincent Van Gogh

Robert Dole and George H.W. Bush


As Rod Dreher writes, “Here’s a good test as to whether or not you’re an ideologue. If you fail to be moved by this scene at the US Capitol today, chances are that you have allowed your politics to replace your humanity.”

November 29, 2018

Here’s video of the autistic boy who ran onstage during Wednesday’s papal audience



The little boy is first seen at the 30:50 mark, when he tugs the hands of the Swiss Guard. At the 36:50 mark, the Pope reflects on the unexpected encounter.

November 6, 2018

Who owns the Statue of Liberty — New York or New Jersey?


One more example of America’s strange borders...

November 2, 2018

Things cut in half and looked at closely


From Macro Room: “This time we've decided to cut in half and observe the inside of different objects, from fruits and vegetables, a shoe and even an old digital camera!”

October 31, 2018

Do you know the real history of Halloween?


Halloween is a uniquely American holiday, and Catholics understandably approach its traditions with mixed emotions. However, one may not realize that the origins of Halloween are actually very Catholic. Historian Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., gives us a fascinating insight into Halloween and shows how a thorough understanding of its history is essential to properly approaching the festivities with faith and joy in Christ.

October 30, 2018

Krakatau volcano suddenly exploded two weeks ago. Here’s what it looked like...


“Video was taken during a VolcanoDiscovery expedition to Krakatau from 13-20 Oct 2018. In the afternoon of 17 Oct, a particularly violent explosion occurred as lateral blast that excavated a pit crater beneath the southern lid of the crater, at the same location the September lava flow had overspilled from the crater. By 19 Oct, this new pit had merged with the main crater, enlarging it.”

October 20, 2018

What’s the problem with pot?


When you smoke weed, are you living life to the full?

October 18, 2018

Watch: The computer technology used in making this new World War I film is astonishing


'Lord Of the Rings' director Peter Jackson has seen footage of a mine explosion that his own grandfather was only a hundred yards away from on the Western Front at the time. He spoke about his new film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' with reporter Lisa Hartle.