August 18, 2014

A group of Franciscans sets up a mini-mission on Rome's Tiber river


A group of Franciscans take up Pope Francis' "revolutionary" idea of missionary work and set up a stand along a summer festival on Rome's Tiber river.

August 14, 2014

A supercut of every Alfred Hitchcock cameo ever


After much hunting and diligent editing, here is every Hitchcock cameo ever spotted from his beginning in silent cinema to his graphic horror in the 1970s.

August 13, 2014

What's the worst hurricane anyone in your town remembers?


Estimated from HURDAT database and NCEP rainfall totals 1914-2014. (Cartoon from xkcd by Randall Munroe. Large version here.)

August 1, 2014

A step-by-step guide to forming intentional disciples


We all know the bad news that ex-Catholics make up the second largest religious group in America, that only twenty-five percent of baptized Catholics attend Mass on a regular basis, and that the fastest-growing religious group in the United States is the "nones" (those who claim no religious affiliation). There's a huge mission field out there, and it begins as soon as you walk out your front door...

July 25, 2014

Whether you know it or not, you're chosen


Faith isn't one of the many components of life. It has everything to do with the happiness we were made for. Jesus didn't come to take away our "fun." In his own words, "I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete!" (John 15:11)...