September 30, 2023

Amazing Rare Footage of Cities Around the World (Plus a Pope) in the 1890s

From the YouTube description, here are the clips listed in order:
  • April 1897 - Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem
  • 1897 - Group leaving church in Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • August 6, 1899 - Ship departure in Livorno, Italy
  • May 1896 - Tverskaya Street in Moscow, Russia
  • 1897 - Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1898 - Early Rollercoaster, Britain (Restored Film)
  • Feb 20, 1896 - Street Dance in Drury Lane, London
  • June 1899 Victorian Era - Ladies Cycling Display in London
  • 1899 - Town Parade in Selkirk, Scotland
  • November 3, 1896 - The Melbourne Cup horse races in Australia
  • May June 1896 - Group in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1896-1901 Visual tour of New York City
  • 1896 - Frederick Street in Berlin
  • Summer 1896 - Visual tour of Italy Milan & Venice
  • 1898 - Ice Skaters in France
  • Late 1890s - A Trip Through Paris, France
  • 1897 - Arrival of a Two-Stage Train in France
  • Apr 11, 1896 - High Street in Marseille, France
  • c1898 - Avenue du Bois de Boulogne in Paris, France
  • c1898 - President FĂ©lix Faure and crowd in France
  • Sep 1898 - Scheveningen Boulevard in the Hague
  • 1896 - Children's Marble Game in Lyon, France
  • Venice and visit with Pope Leo XIII

September 6, 2023

Why Hollywood explosions don’t look (or sound) anything like real explosions

Explosions on film are made to look good, with fireballs and flame. In reality, though, they're a bit disappointing. Here's how Hollywood does it.

August 22, 2023

You haven’t heard ‘Gladiator’ till you’ve heard it performed by the Bands of HM Royal Marines in London

Recorded July 27, 2023, at Horse Guards Parade...

Sharing Your Faith with a World that Doesn't Want It and a Haka

In this episode of the Chris Stefanick Show, we are reminded of Christ's call to be fishers of men! See firsthand the encouragement Chris gave to a huge crowd in Portugal on how and why to share the love of Jesus with others and hear from some Missionaries of Joy of how they live out their faith...

August 10, 2023

Healing Your Image of God and Yourself

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." — E.E. Cummings

July 11, 2023

July 8, 2023

If you want to experience the joy of getting more work done in a day than you thought was possible, learn to work smarter AND harder

The best thing you can do if you want to become a more productive hand, if you want to experience the joy of getting more work done in a day than anybody thought was humanly possible, is make it a point to learn something from everyone ...

June 29, 2023

What do you get out of Mass? Here’s what...

It’s been said that familiarity breeds contempt. For Catholics, I think there’s a temptation for familiarity to breed complacency. We are all susceptible of taking for granted that which is closest to us, including the Mass. While Sacred Tradition is very important to understand the fullness of our faith, if we get too comfortable, our experience of Catholicism can be reduced to rituals alone, going through the motions week in and week out, disconnected from our ‘real lives’. I love the quote I heard recently that “true tradition isn’t the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire.” Amen...