Cool Hunting Friday v 2.10 →
But what about dogs? 4. Apps for Cats Not content to let your furry friends miss out on tablet entertainment, Friskies has produced three feline-friendly games. The apps utilize research on how cats respond to stimuli and make for some great entertainment for both pets and their owners.
Same-sex marriage: Anthony Esolen’s ten arguments... →
Originally published in Touchstone, an essay by Prof. Anthony Esolen opposing same-sex marriage based on secular considerations: Most people believe that the principal objections, or even the only objections, to the drive to legalize homosexual “marriage” spring from religious faith. But that is simply not true. Beginning with this post I’ll offer ten objections that have nothing to do with any...
Did you know there was a coup in Mali? →
From Anne Kennedy at an undercurrent of compunction, who grew up in Mali, although now safely stateside: Mali seems to be undergoing some kind of Coup d’Etat. Very angry soldiers have taken over the presidential palace, forcing the president to flee, and have suspended the constitution and all other relevant institutions. It seems to be the inevitable rolling down hill of insanity kicked...
O’Neill: Why gay marriage is a very bad idea →
From Brendan O’Neill for spiked.com (U.K.), a thought-provoking essay on who is pushing for same-sex marriage: Nothing in the gay-marriage debate adds up. Nothing. For example, gay-marriage rights are presented as a radical rallying cry on a par with the struggles for women’s suffrage or black civil rights, and yet they’re enthusiastically backed by such superbly un-radical institutions as The...
North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment fact... →
From Catholic Voice NC, information on the May 8 vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment: A bi-partisan majority of the North Carolina Legislature has voted to put the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment on the ballot to preserve marriage in our state as the union of one man and one woman. North Carolinians will finally have the opportunity to vote on May 8, 2012, to preserve a...
Conspiracy or just incompetence masquerading as?
I am not a conspiracy-theory enthusiast. I think it’s hard enough for one person to keep a secret, much less the dozens it would take to organize some of the most famous conspiracy-theory events out there. So, yes, we did land men on the moon—more than once. (Can you imagine all of Houston keeping a secret?) And, yes, the Twin Towers came down because they were plowed into by airplanes directed...
Cool Hunting Friday v 2.9 →
And the party is on… 7. Dollar Shave Club Michael Dubin and Mark Levine launched the money-saving mail-order service in April 2011, shipping quality razors for a mere $3. Smart enough, but it was the promotional video that put them on the map. Originally created as a pitch to investors, the hilarious skit—among its declarations: “Your handsome-ass grandfather only had one...
N.C. Catholic bishops react to President Obama’s... →
In response to President Obama’s public opposition to the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment, Bishop Peter Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte and Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh have issued the following letter: March 21, 2012 Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week, President Barack Obama took the unusual step of commenting on a state ballot initiative. His stated...
Kennedy: How revisionist activists subvert the... →
From Fr. Matt Kennedy at Stand Firm (don’t forget to go check out their new look and broader coverage): One of the things we’re intentionally setting out to do now that we’ve broadened Stand Firm’s scope of coverage is to shine a spotlight on those troubled areas where revisionist activists are beginning to eat away at the Body of Christ. Theological liberalism is parasitic. It survives...
To follow the post below, here’s an interview I did with Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of the Anglican Church of Uganda in May 2007 for Anglican TV.
Anglican Church of Uganda responds to Kony 2012... →
From StandFirm (check out their new look): The Church of Uganda has been made aware of the Kony 2012 campaign initiated by the US-based organization, Invisible Children. Joseph Kony and the LRA left Uganda in 2006 at the beginning of the Juba peace talks and haven’t been in Uganda for more than five years. Since then, the people of Northern Uganda have been returning to their homes and...
Cool Hunting Friday v 2.8 →
Humans better than computers at sight? Who knew… 5. SETI Live The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has decided to crowd-source their efforts to find life on other planets. Using the Allen Telescope Array (ATA), users can see a live feed of the most life-friendly star systems, and can report what they see in real time. The move is based on SETI’s decision that the human eye...
From a plea for choice to a roar of entitlement →
From Debra Saunders at Real Clear Politics: …But for the right, this is an issue of the Obama administration’s telling church-based groups that they must act against their deeply held beliefs. As House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy told me, the argument did not start with Congress. It was a response to Obama. “It wasn’t about birth control. It’s about religious freedom.” The tables have...
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Cool Hunting Friday v 2.7 →
Finally, something solar powered that works: 10. Turanor’s Cross-Global Journey PlanetSolar’s striking solar-powered boat just completed an 18-month journey around the world. After departing in September 2010, the 101-foot-long boat stuck close to the sun-drenched equator to fuel its 703 lithium-ion powered panels.
Paganism in the 21st century, the sequel: Academia...
It’s not enough that the Journal of Medical Ethics published a paper on the ethical underpinnings of infanticide–the editors involved are now justifying the decision to publish and are outraged (outraged, I tell you) and “disturbed” that they are receiving passionate, sometimes rude, responses to that publication. (Infanticide is apparently something to be considered “rationally” but abusive...