May 24, 2020

Monaco Grand Prix: How did the famous corners get their names?


The Monaco Grand Prix was canceled for today, but here are the (often Catholic) stories behind its famous corners...

May 18, 2020

Two things every 2020 graduate needs to hear


Pat Lencioni offers this simple and practical message for college graduates...

May 15, 2020

What the Saturn V, Space Shuttle and other rockets would look like if they were transparent


From left to right: Saturn V, Space Shuttle, Falcon Heavy and the Space Launch System (SLS).

Red = RP-1 (Kerosene)
Orange = Liquid Hydrogen
Blue = Liquid Oxygen

May 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

Whoopsie-doodle! How drilling a 14-inch hole accidentally turned a 10-foot-deep freshwater lake into a 1,300-foot-deep saltwater lake


Lake Peigneur is located in Louisiana near the Gulf of Mexico. Before 1980, it was an approximately 10-foot-deep fresh water lake with an island in the middle. Next to it, and partially under it, Diamond Crystal Salt Company maintained a salt mine, with salt being mined near the lake since 1919...

May 6, 2020

Listen live: Supreme Court hears arguments on birth control coverage


The Supreme Court is hearing arguments by telephone on whether the Trump administration can make it easier for employers with religious and moral objections to opt out of providing free birth control coverage in their insurance plans.

Dion’s “Hymn to Him” — featuring Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen


“Dion knows how to sing, and he knows just the right way to craft these songs, these blues songs. He’s got some friends here to help him out, some true luminaries. But in the end, it’s Dion by himself alone, and that masterful voice of his that will keep you returning to share these Blues songs with him.” —Excerpt from Bob Dylan’s liner notes for Blues With Friends

May 5, 2020

The Holy Rosary and the Imitation of Christ


Why must we “supplement our faith with virtue,” as 2 Peter 1:5 says? Why does virtue matter? Dr. Matthew Tsakanikas explains...

Watch again as Tony Meléndez performs for Pope St. John Paul II


This happened Sept. 15, 1987, in Los Angeles. Afterward, the Holy Father told him, “My wish to you, is to continue of giving this hope to all, all the people.”

May 4, 2020