September 19, 2019

From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘The Shining,’ why the 13th-century ‘Dies Irae’ shows up in so many movies

As Catholicism permeated world culture, the melody of the Dies Irae found its way into classical music, where it was used to convey a deathly, eerie tone. From there it worked its way into films — and if you don’t already know it, you’ve almost certainly heard it before: It’s played over and over in our scariest and most dramatic cinematic moments.

September 16, 2019

Video: L.A. Chargers QB Philip Rivers greets nuns at Sunday’s game

Who says that Catholics don’t ever sit in the front row?

September 1, 2019

The Easter season’s Quasimodo Sunday marks a 400-year-old tradition in Chile

“The day-long celebration begins with a Mass. Then comes a procession of the parish priest, drawn in a decorated carriage, along with mounted huasos, runners, bicycles, carts, and thousands of people, adults and children alike. It gets underway with the shout ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’ ... Although an armed bodyguard is no longer necessary, the tradition remains strong, and fathers train their sons to participate in the festival. They wear traditional clothing, and participants wear white or yellow small cloths or handkerchiefs on their heads.” Read More...

August 24, 2019

What life is like for an Augustinian

Fr. Max Villeneuve describes his journey to the priesthood while living religious life with his Augustinian brothers.

Why it’s almost impossible to kick a 90-yard field goal

The world record for an NFL field goal is 64 yards, but place kickers have sent the ball far further in practice. Is a 90 yard kick possible? To find out, WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the physics of long kicks and gets a lesson from pro kicker Harrison Butker.

August 20, 2019

Watch: Trailer of ‘A Hidden Life,’ Terrence Malick’s biopic of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Based on real events, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.

July 13, 2019

July 2, 2019

The tilt-shift time-lapse effect makes this landscape look like a model — but it’s completely real

The Chocolate Hills are considered one of the Philippines’ natural wonders. They are made of limestone left over from coral reefs during the Ice Age when the island was submerged. They turn brown during the summer, making them look like chocolate mounds.

June 17, 2019

If this man asks for a penny, don’t give it to him. It’s a pyramid scheme...

This is the last video showing the construction of the New World Record Penny Pyramid, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. This beats the previous record, which used 100 people and was built in Lithuania.

May 21, 2019

Vatican recruits 600 high school students to help digitize Secret Archives

CBS News offers a rare glimpse of the herculean project...