Ten Strange Medieval Animals You Might Not Have Heard Of - Medievalists.net
You can learn more about medieval bestiaries at Bestiary.ca and read the Aberdeen Bestiary at www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/bestiary.hti. You can also read these articles: via Pocket
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A Saint for Our Sex-Crazed Times | The Christian Review
In the icon I have of her, her face is weathered, her hair gray, her body gaunt, her legs and arms like sticks. She wears nothing but a cloak. The Jordan River flows behind her, while St. via Pocket
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yesterday
Nuns, guns and the Wild West – the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
CNA/EWTN News).- Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale. According to legend, and to Sr. via Pocket
Catholic  history 
2 days ago
Mount Angel Monks | OregonLive.com
At 7 a.m., after the first worship, Grassel grabs a small scoop of potatoes with eggs and ketchup for breakfast. He tries to eat no more than he needs. It’s an act of spiritual discipline, he says. via Pocket
religious 
3 days ago
Tweet These Companies that Support Planned Parenthood - A Catholic Newbie
Not only should the U.S. government defund Planned Parenthood, we must reach out to companies that we frequent and demand they stop funding Planned Parenthood, as well. By all means, send them emails and letters! But I think the easiest action you can start with is to bombard them on Twitter. via Pocket
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3 days ago
How to set your default browser in Windows 10 in just 5 steps
You would think changing the default browser in Windows 10 was near impossible with all the discussion around it over the last couple of days. via Pocket
windows 
3 days ago
Happy Catholic*: Catholic Bytes - a great new Catholic podcast
Each episode features a different priest who is in Rome right now. They discuss a variety of topics such as the importance of the body, prayer, how Christ makes us free, saints, and much more. No matter the topic, the explanation is simple and understandable. via Pocket
Pocket 
4 days ago
A Question about the Global Warming Hoax | John C. Wright's Journal
The measured US temperature data from USHCN shows that the US is on a long-term cooling trend. But the reported temperatures from NOAA show a strong warming trend. via Pocket
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6 days ago
The Pity of Christ - Crisis Magazine
Christ cannot be psychoanalyzed because he is perfect.  It would be like seeking flaws in pure crystal or long shadows at high noon. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Why Read Christopher Lasch? | The American Conservative
When I grew up in the overwhelmingly white blue-collar suburb of Philadelphia known as Levittown, a soft white supremacism was pervasive. When blacks were spoken about at all, it was rarely if ever positively. via Pocket
Pocket 
6 days ago
Obama and UN Must Declare That ISIS is Guilty of Genocide
This week, former Congressman Frank Wolf — the House's most courageous crusader on religious freedom — and the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative asked President Obama and the Secretary General of the United Nations to fully declare that the Islamic State’s actions against religious and et via Pocket
religiousliberty  islam 
7 days ago
mobile.nytimes.com
IN an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. via Pocket
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9 days ago
San Francisco introduces urine-repellent walls that pee right back at you
Public urination is such a problem in San Francisco that the city's Public Works Department is hoping to curb the issue by introducing a special paint with a repellent surface that makes urine splash right back onto the offending reliever. via Pocket
Odd 
10 days ago
A Vatican conference with a pronounced leftward political tilt - Catholic Culture
If we had the name of a Republican politician who was invited to attend last week’s Vatican conference on climate change and human trafficking—any Republican, just one Republican—we might feel just a bit better about the result. via Pocket
vatican  climatechange 
10 days ago
New Language Features in C# 6 · dotnet/roslyn Wiki · GitHub
roslyn - The .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") provides open-source C# and Visual Basic compilers with rich code analysis APIs.
c# 
12 days ago
Flannery O'Connor and Catholic Realism | George Weigel | First Things
From this vale of tears, one can never be sure about the boundaries of acceptable behavior at the Throne of Grace. Is laughter at earthly foibles permitted? Encouraged? I like to think so. via Pocket
book  essay 
12 days ago
Bernie Sanders's Politics of National Socialism | National Review Online
Marshalltown, Iowa — “​All foreign-made vehicles park in designated area in rear of building. via Pocket
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14 days ago
South Jersey sculptor crafting staff for pope's Philly visit | The Olympian The Olympian
In his studio in his serene backyard in Deptford, Frank Seder Jr. meticulously shaved a fine layer along a curve of a wooden crook. A chisel in the wrong direction, the artist noted, could cause an unsightly crack in the majestic, exotic purple wood from South America. Perfect, for the pope. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Amazon.com: anker lightning cable - AnkerDirect / Anker: Electronics
Online shopping from a great selection at Electronics Store.
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15 days ago
Techies Hire Witch To Protect Computers From Viruses and Offices From Spirits - Slashdot
schwit1 writes: It may seem like your computer or smartphone is possessed by an evil spirit sometimes when a mysterious bug keeps causing an app to crash, but if you truly think your machine has been invaded by an evil spirit, there's someone who will take your call — Reverend Joey Talley. via Pocket
Odd 
16 days ago
The hyperbolic and exhausting papacy of Francis | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Asuncion, Paraguay, to Rome July 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Earlier this week, the Catholic men's reading group I've been meeting with for several years discussed Pope Francis' "Laudato Si'". via Pocket
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17 days ago
Progressive Catholic Authoritarianism | George Weigel | First Things
Back in the day (the late 1960s or thereabouts), Fr. Andrew Greeley—the model of an old-fashioned liberal Catholic—accused Fr. Daniel Berrigan (the beau ideal of post-conciliar Catholic radicalism) of harboring an authoritarian streak in his politics. via Pocket
Catholic  dissent  editorial 
19 days ago
Putting Women in Combat -- Ineffective, Terrible Idea | National Review Online
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. — General George S. Patton via Pocket
military 
20 days ago
CatholicHerald.co.uk » Vatican welcomes Iran’s historic nuclear deal
The Holy See welcomed Iran’s historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that breakthroughs will be made on other issues. via Pocket
Catholic  foreignpolicy 
20 days ago
7 Gandhi Quotes That Are Totally Fake
We love quotes from famous dead people. Words just sound more important when they’re coming from the mouths of important historical figures. And when we need that extra dash of moral authority, Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most quotable. But as Gandhi once said, “Half my quotes on Pinterest are fake.”
quote  false 
20 days ago
It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how
The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it. via Pocket
osx 
22 days ago
The Knights of Malta’s pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War - The Malta Independent
Next week on 4 July, the United States of America marks Independence Day but few here in Malta are aware of the fact that the Knights of the Order of St John and a number of Maltese had played a concerted role in the American Revolutionary War − on the American side of the equation. via Pocket
Catholic  history 
23 days ago
GWK049: What Will New Horizon's Pluto Fly-By Uncover?
In this episode: Iron Giant returning to theaters; New Horizons shows first glimpses of Pluto; Blade Runner in water color, Doctor Who Season 9 trailer.
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23 days ago
No Rust Belt Revivalists Need Apply | Chronicles Magazine
Earlier this week, Michael Gerson, formerly a speechwriter for George W. Bush, now a scribbler for The Washington Post, trained his sights on those he termed “Rust Belt revivalists. via Pocket
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25 days ago
German Section of Vatican Radio Receives 'Wild Verbal Slap' |Blogs | NCRegister.com
An article published July 3 on the German edition of Vatican Radio’s website headlined “Moral Theologian: Church’s Sexual Morality is In Motion”, together with an accompanying picture featuring two lesbians kissing, has caused consternation on the blogosphere and in social media. via Pocket
Catholic 
25 days ago
Ayn Rand, Fairy Godmother of Sexual Orientation
When I first purchased Atlas Shrugged with money I begged from a street corner, it was with no other intention than to delight in a world where every problem is the fault of poor people, Communists, and poor Communists. via Pocket
politics  gendertheory 
25 days ago
Catholics and the Administered Society | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
Should Catholics today work, as a matter of conscience, toward ever broader bureaucratic responsibility for human well-being in general? That result seems to follow from current ways of thinking. “Love thy neighbor” implies an ethic of mutual assistance. via Pocket
Catholic  politics 
26 days ago
VS Refactoring Essentials (formerly) NR6Pack - Free analyzers and refactoring for Visual Studio 2015 - Scott Hanselman
There are some amazing free and open source C# and VB.NET analyzers and refactorings that you can download and use now in Visual Studio 2015. Formerly called "NR6Pack" they have now be renamed VS Refactoring Essentials, a nice nod to VSWebEssentials I must say. via Pocket
visualstudio  extension 
26 days ago
Marriage? What’s That? | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court that same sex marriage should be legal in all fifty states says far more about contemporary American culture than it does about the particular issue of homosexuality. Obergefell v. via Pocket
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27 days ago
Many Rape Victims Have a Bit of Trouble with St Maria Goretti. Here’s Why
I’ve spent a fair amount of my adult life, trying to help rape victims. I know that many women, including most rape victims, are affronted by the story of St Maria Goretti. via Pocket
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27 days ago
Catholic Church gets first-class relic | StAugustine.com
So when the Diocese of St. Augustine was loaned a first-class relic of St. Augustine of Hippo late last month, it was considered a blessing and the culmination of many years of effort. via Pocket
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28 days ago
This amazing remote-controlled contraceptive microchip you implant under your skin is the future of medicine - The Washington Post
By 2018, it may be possible to purchase a contraceptive microchip that you implant under your skin that delivers birth control hormones automatically into your blood stream every day for as long as 16 years. via Pocket
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28 days ago
Japanese Bishop Laments Country's Population Dropping to Dramatic Lows | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome
According to AsiaNews, Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata has released a statement in which he explains how the aging population is currently the most urgent problem for the country, which threatens to collapse the pension system and welfare. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Heads LGBTs Win, Tails Christians Lose | The American Conservative
So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
TidBITS: A Tour of Apple Music
Apple Music has launched with much fanfare, giving iOS and Mac users access to streamed music from the iTunes Store, iCloud-based synchronization of your existing music library across multiple devices, the Beats 1 streaming radio station, and the Connect service for interacting with artists. via Pocket
osx 
4 weeks ago
DON’T JUST STAND THERE, DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY !!! | ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP
When churches got together to make their city a better place to live, they succeeded in doing just that. They also changed a lot of minds along the way. In 2008, Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, had seen better days. In fact that’s an understatement. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
On Justice Kennedy’s Tenuous Grasp of Human Dignity - Crisis Magazine
“At the heart of liberty,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy, poetaster supreme, versifying for the majority in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), is “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. via Pocket
ssa  judicialactivism 
4 weeks ago
The Feast of Sts Peter and Paul | John C. Wright's Journal
John, convince me not to turn to Islam after what just happened earlier today with the Supreme Court ruling, because right now, I’m trying to think of ways to commit something that I know is heinous while minimizing my digital fingerprint. via Pocket
faith  judicialactivism 
4 weeks ago
How to use the new Music app for iPhone and iPad: The Ultimate Guide | iMore
The new Music app aims to present all your music, all in one place — including the music you own! It's not just Apple Music that's new—the whole Music app on iPhone and iPad has been given a complete redesign. via Pocket
OSX  ios 
5 weeks ago
The 160-Year Christian History Behind What's Happening in Ukraine | Christianity Today
In recent days, the Crimean peninsula has been at the heart of what some have described as the greatest international crisis of the 21st century. But this is not the first time the region has been so critical to international affairs. via Pocket
history 
5 weeks ago
Here's How to Respond to Court's Judicial Activism on Marriage
Today is a significant setback for all Americans who believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, democratic self-government, and marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong: It should not have mandated all 50 states to redefine marriage. via Pocket
judicialactivism 
5 weeks ago
Great moments in journalism: the Philadelphia story and bias
I was struck by these two competing headlines this morning. They offer quite a study in contrasts. Catholic Church to Welcome Homosexuals at Philadelphia Meeting. via Pocket
false  Catholic 
5 weeks ago
The pope’s comments on ‘separation’ make canonical sense | In the Light of the Law
Granting that Pope Francis has made some imprudent statements (e.g., mentioning Catholic families and rabbits breeding in the same breath) and some imprecise ones (e.g. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Apple has published a great free learn to code course for Swift — on GitHub — iOS App Development — Medium
TL;DR: Apple has apparently, via some sort of collaboration with a university professor, published last week — during WWDC — a really solid-looking learn-to-code curriculum for Swift that is kind of on iTunes U but that is really on GitHub. via Pocket
swift  tutorial 
5 weeks ago
The Smartest Man I Ever Met | Catholic Answers - Karl Keating
“I speak—more or less fluently—eight languages and have a reading knowledge of eleven others, necessary for my research.” He could have spoken to almost anyone in the world in that person’s native tongue. He was very much a catholic Catholic. Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
book 
6 weeks ago
Mixing Up the Sciences of Heaven and Earth - Fr. Rutler
A museum curator here in New York recently showed me some extraordinary documents and I touched them with awe, albeit with cotton gloves. via Pocket
pope  encyclical 
6 weeks ago
Invoking martyrs for marriage while we wait for the Supreme Court ruling - Catholic Culture
As we nervously await a momentous decision from the US Supreme Court, today we celebrate the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. It’s appropriate to invoke their help, in our prayers that the Court will be guided by right reason in ruling on a case that would re-define marriage. via Pocket
marriage 
6 weeks ago
CatholicHerald.co.uk » Has the Pope condemned the use of air conditioning?
Francis is right in that we need to build more ecologically I have not yet had the chance to give the Pope’s new encyclical on the environment the careful attention and study it deserves, but a distinguished Anglican theologian has pointed out to me the following paragraph, number 55, of Laudato via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Amazon.com : Nice Production INP-101-O Book Stand (Bookstand / Bookstands / Holder / Cookbook / Music) : Desktop Book Stands : Office Products
Amazon.com : Nice Production INP-101-O Book Stand (Bookstand / Bookstands / Holder / Cookbook / Music) : Desktop Book Stands : Office Products
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Kay Lee's Playbox Players : Kay Lee's Playbox Players : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Recordings (circa 1974) of Kay Lee's Playbox Players (e.g. Ladybug Theater, Portland, OR) performing three original plays: Don't Call Me Mama!, The Mean...
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6 weeks ago
Google's 'My Ramadan Companion' offers tips during the holy month
The holy month of Ramadan began for Muslims this week, which includes fasting from all food and drink during the day. In order to keep you informed of the exact times for sunrise and sunset, Google launched My Ramadan Companion. via Pocket
android 
6 weeks ago
Abp. Cordileone's Statement on the Release of "Laudato Si'" | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
The following is a Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco on the release of the Encyclical "Laudato Si'" It is gratifying to us in the City of St. via Pocket
pope  vatican 
6 weeks ago
Get productive with Atom Snippets - Atom Editor Tips and Tricks
Atom snippets tutorial. How to create your own snippets in Atom editor.
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6 weeks ago
The challenge of Laudato Si - Catholic Culture
We were expecting something big from Pope Francis: something controversial, something that carried a heavy political charge. What he has given us is something bigger. Laudato Si is more provocative, but less political, than what we expected. via Pocket
Catholic  pope 
6 weeks ago
The Best Hidden Changes in iOS 9, in GIFs
The latest version of Apple’s mobile OS launched to much fanfare and showy new features. Side-by-side multitasking! A creepily efficient digital assistant! But the longer I use iOS 9, the more I’m noticing the tiny changes that make everything just a little bit better. via Pocket
ios 
6 weeks ago
What God Has Joined, Let No One Divide: Why Christ Cannot Be Found Without the Church |Blogs | NCRegister.com
So many of the problems in the Church are rooted in a poor ecclesiology. Ecclesiology refers to how we understand the nature, mission and role of the Church. via Pocket
theology 
6 weeks ago
The 'third rail' of the priestly abuse scandal: the role of homosexuality - Catholic Culture
Last week in this space, I argued that by setting up a tribunal to judge bishops accused of neglect in sex-abuse cases, the Vatican has finally addressed the second of three related scandals. Now let’s address the third scandal. via Pocket
abuse  ssa 
7 weeks ago
You Will Be Assimilated | The Weekly Standard
You may recall Brendan Eich. The cofounder and CEO of Mozilla was dismissed from his company in 2014 when it was discovered that, six years earlier, he had donated $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8 campaign. via Pocket
ssa  editorial 
7 weeks ago
Cuba's Answer To the Internet Fits In Your Pocket and Moves By Bus - Slashdot
HughPickens.com writes: Susan Crawford reports on "El Paquete" (the package), Cuba's answer to the internet, an informal but extraordinarily lucrative distribution chain where anyone in Cuba who can pay can watch telenovelas, first-run Hollywood movies, and even search for a romantic partner. via Pocket
tech 
7 weeks ago
Most Recent Column from Fr. Rutler —
The Constitution of Ireland begins: “In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred, / We, the people of Éire, / Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ . . . via Pocket
Pocket 
7 weeks ago
Disputations
The liturgy is the action of Christ In an article in L’Osservatore Romano, Robert Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, put it clearly: "The liturgy is essentially the action of Christ." In this statement, "essentially" doesn't mean "sort of" or "in a manner or speaking. via Pocket
Pocket 
7 weeks ago
Everything's Awesome and Camille Paglia Is Unhappy! - Reason.com
Growing up as "a gender nonconforming entity" in Eisenhower's America wasn't easy for cultural critic and best-selling author Camille Paglia. via Pocket
Pocket  interview 
7 weeks ago
The extraordinary career of Christopher Lee | Crux
To an older generation, he was Dracula — the quintessential monster, a figure of terror and attraction, combining the aristocratic bearing of Bela Lugosi’s Count with a more physically imposing, vigorous presence and an overt aura of sexual menace. via Pocket
Pocket  biography 
7 weeks ago
rectaratio.blogspot.com
Inevitably, I think, we traditionalists will have to live with and accept at least some of the calendar changes of the Novus Ordo. Not every one of the changes was irrational or destructive of the Faith. Some made good sense. via Pocket
Pocket 
7 weeks ago
Commodore PC Still Controls Heat and A/C At 19 Michigan Public Schools - Slashdot
jmulvey writes: Think your SCADA systems are outdated? Environmental monitoring at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools are still controlled by a Commodore Amiga. Programmed by a High School student in the 1980s, the system has been running 24/7 for decades. via Pocket
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