Saluting the fallen

In New York City yesterday: NYPD officers salute as the bodies of their slain brothers, Wenjin Liu and Rafael Ramos, leave the hospital. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord… God have mercy on us. [Read more...]

Ladies and gentlemen, from Brazil, the Elvis Priest

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…Elvis Priestly. [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert’s Top Catholic Moments — UPDATED

As MCPF (My Close Personal Friend) Stephen bids farewell to his show at Comedy Central tonight, Busted Halo has a nifty roundup of top Colbert Catholic moments. This one below, however, remains, my all time favorite.   The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive   UPDATE: James Martin, S.J., [Read More...]

“We can do anything. We could be heroes…”

This is guaranteed to make you gasp, squeal, swoon, and maybe even feel a lump in your throat. People are awesome. And a little bit nuts. But mostly awesome. Crank up the volume and enjoy! [Read more...]

Thousands celebrate pope’s birthday at Vatican with flash mob tango

Well, how else would you celebrate? See for yourself below. Details from Carol Glatz at CNS:   Pope Francis always asks for prayers, especially for his birthday, but this year he also got some tango. Thousands of tango dancers, mostly from Italy, flocked to St. Peter’s Square to wave their white scarves “A Tango for Pope [Read More...]

Now THAT’s Christmas caroling!

Get a load of what happened when those clever people at Improv Everywhere went caroling in New Jersey. “Epic” doesn’t quite do this justice. I wonder what the neighbors thought…? And you can read about how it all came together right here.  [Read more...]

“I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist”

Well, I’m not. But I know some of you out there will love this: an inspired re-interpretation of Gilbert and Sullivan for Bible geeks! This is pretty hilarious, even though I don’t understand most of it. Enjoy. [Read more...]

Santa Cop is coming to town

A guaranteed day-brightener from Lowell, Michigan, where police decided to do something special for folks who got pulled over for small traffic violations. This will make you smile. [Read more...]

The ups and downs of real estate: using a roller coaster to sell a house

I want one. Now. Details:  Buying a new home can often be a roller coaster ride. And now potential purchasers can experience that nervous thrill before they even commit to splashing out their hard-earned cash. That’s because a real estate broker in Ermelo, Netherlands, has installed a miniature version of the popular fairground attraction inside [Read More...]

The feel-good video of the season, from those generous blue elves at WestJet

Many will remember the great WestJet Christmas video from last year, wherein the Canadian airline gave unsuspecting passengers some pretty extravagant gifts. Well, they’ve outdone themselves this year with another blockbuster video—and it is an instant classic. Break out the Kleenex for this one. I can’t imagine what this costs the company, but for all [Read More...]