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
14 hours ago
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
16 hours 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
19 hours 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
6 days 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
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6 days 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
Catholic  theology  marriage 
7 days 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 
8 days 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
10 days 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 
10 days 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
10 days 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
pope  encylical 
11 days 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
11 days ago
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...
11 days 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
13 days 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
13 days ago
Get productive with Atom Snippets - Atom Editor Tips and Tricks
Atom snippets tutorial. How to create your own snippets in Atom editor.
textediting  atom  tutorial 
13 days 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 
14 days 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
15 days 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
16 days 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
Pocket  abuse  ssa 
17 days 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 
17 days 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
17 days 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
18 days ago
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
18 days 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
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19 days 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 
19 days ago
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
19 days 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
20 days ago
The extraordinary career of Christopher Lee - Decent Films
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 overt aura of sexual menace. via Pocket
20 days ago
No Lobbyists, I Guess | Carl R. Trueman | First Things
The matter of Rachel Dolezal, the apparently Caucasian woman who has made claims to be at least partially African American and has built something of a career on that basis has gone viral in the last twenty four hours. via Pocket
20 days ago
BIG C CATHOLICS: June's Blog of Note: Happy Catholic - An Interview With Julie Davis
June’s blog of note emanates from the mind of noted Catholic blogger Julie Davis. Julie has contemplated Art, Literature, popular culture and all things Catholic on her blog Happy Catholic since 2004. Her other noble ventures (listed at the end of this post), are well worth your time. via Pocket
Catholic  interview 
21 days ago
Christopher Lee’s Best Movie - The Devil Rides Out
I was genuinely saddened to learn that Christopher Lee died last Sunday. For some of us, he wasn’t just great talent, but an iconic figure from our childhood. via Pocket
21 days ago
Caitlyn Jenner and the American Religion - NYTimes.com
One of the enduring puzzles of America is why it has remained so robustly religious while its European cousins have secularised with startling rapidity. via Pocket
22 days ago
Bruce Jenner, the “Shadow Council,” and St. Irenaeus | Word On Fire
Two news items from last week put me in mind of St. Irenaeus and the battle he waged, nineteen centuries ago, against the Gnostic heresy. via Pocket
theology  lgbt 
22 days ago
IKEA Church and “The Godfather” |Blogs | NCRegister.com
Historic Catholic culture is robust and vivid, imaginatively and culturally rich — alive with vibrant images, immense ideas, grand rituals and soaring music. It is the culture of the Summa Theologica and the Divine Comedy, Gregorian chant and Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the Sistine Chapel and the Pietà, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Notre Dame, the Interior Castle of Teresa of Avila and the Little Flower’s Story of a Soul. It is a culture founded on the central idea of God being born in a stable, being nailed to a wooden cross and leaving behind an empty tomb. A spartan, IKEA-style worship space conveys no sense of history or tradition, of grandeur, drama or passion. It is practical, deracinated, bloodless, antiseptic. There is nothing to electrify the imagination, nothing to stir or unsettle the emotions. If you painted it white, it would look like the Church of Apple.
architecture  smellsandbells 
24 days ago
The Most Amazing Lie in History | Mental Floss
This story originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition here. How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the Allies win World War II. via Pocket
25 days ago
Staff breaks? Staff it out! | Fr. Z's Blog
So… Pope goes to Sarajevo.  He was to use the Paul VI style pastoral staff/crucifix along with his most favoritest vestments, which we all are now so very very familiar.  Via Vatican Insider. Problem: the Paul VI staff broke! via Pocket
26 days ago
How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars For Haiti and Built 6 Homes - Slashdot
An anonymous reader points out an investigation from NPR and Propublica into how the Red Cross spent the $500 million in relief funds they gathered to help Haiti after the country was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. via Pocket
26 days ago
“I am No Man” Doesn’t Cut It: The Story of Eowyn | The Mary Sue
There are many things I love about the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings film adaptations. The attention to detail, the shout outs to uber nerds with Silmarillion refs, the way Legolas jumps up on that horse in The Two Towers. via Pocket
Pocket  catholic  video 
27 days ago
DarwinCatholic: The Problem With Lay Catholic Organizations
There is a constant slow trickle of stories about Catholic institutions getting themselves into trouble over having employees (sometimes Catholic, sometimes not) who are not living according to Catholic teachings. via Pocket
Pocket  catholic 
27 days ago
The Theology of Science-Fiction: III -- Does Data Have a Soul? : Catholic Stand
Theological Objection: “Thinking is a function of man’s immortal soul. God has given an immortal soul to every man and woman, but not to any other animal or to machines. Hence no animal or machine can think.” via Pocket
Pocket  theology 
27 days ago
Work quickly, safely, and without headaches. The Git interface you've been missing all your life has finally arrived. Any change you make, large or small, even outside GitUp, is immediately reflected in GitUp's graph. No refreshing, no waiting. via Pocket
Pocket  git  osx 
28 days ago
Superversive Blog: Guest Post by a Ghost | Welcome to Arhyalon
About thirteen years ago, I started a little website. My wife was only a few years dead then, and she still visited me from time to time. I would wake up in a bed full of her warmth and musk, and feel her sleeping just beside me. I would turn over and kiss her, and she would whisper love sleepily. via Pocket
Pocket  books 
28 days ago
Five Questions for Supporters of Gender Transitioning
In light of the Vanity Fair cover story about Bruce Jenner’s decision to undergo a "gender transition" and current desire to be called Caitlyn Jenner, I thought it would be appropriate to look at five important questions those who support gender-transitioning need to answer. via Pocket
post  catholic  lgbt  save 
28 days ago
My Sunday column discussed recent remarks from President Obama and the sociologist Robert Putnam on American churches and the fight against poverty, in which both men suggested that culture-war fixations have sidelined American Christianity’s mission to the poor. via Pocket
editorial  politics 
28 days ago
A film that celebrates Oscar Romero | Crux
The recent beatification of Óscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 until his assassination in 1980, has drawn new attention to the gap between public perception and reality regarding this popular but controversial figure in El Salvador’s turbulent history. via Pocket

Pope Benedict XVI stated during a press conference in May 2007. However, he added, “there is the problem that a political side wants to take him for itself as a banner, as an emblematic figure, unjustly.”
bishop  saints  video  pope 
28 days ago
A Vatican official's disgraceful diatribe
A few weeks ago I worried that the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences was pushing the Vatican into needless and divisive political controversy. Now I’m afraid the same Pontifical Academy is pushing itself into disgrace. via Pocket
Vatican  Catholic 
28 days ago
Everybody Knows the Church Will Change. (Everybody Is Wrong.)
Since I wrote about the Michael Hichborn's effort to gin up panic over gay infiltration of the World Meeting of Families, several readers now assume that I think everything is fine -- that I think there's no threat to the institution of heterosexual, monogamous marriage in the United States. via Pocket
Pocket  catholic  dissent  ssa 
28 days ago
CatholicHerald.co.uk » Cardinal Kasper says Francis did not approve his Communion proposal
Cardinal Walter Kasper has clarified that Pope Francis did not approve his proposal to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion after a period of penance. The cardinal made the remarks in an interview with EWTN during a visit to the United States. via Pocket
catholic  pope 
28 days ago
Transgender Newspeak
“The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. via Pocket Mark Shea
28 days ago
Stopping bullets with silk was this priest’s unlikely calling | Cult of Mac
Casimir Zeglen was truly a man of the cloth. He was a Catholic priest — with an obsession for silk underwear — but the pleasure he got from silk touching skin was because it stopped bullets. via Pocket
catholic  history 
28 days ago
One Thing Well | Tiny
Say goodbye to boring and uninformative screen shot names. Every time you take screen shot of your Mac, Tiny will rename your screen shot into a meaningful file name. Tiny does not have a window. It lives in your Mac’s Menu Bar. via Pocket
OSX  menubar 
28 days ago
Archbishop Cordileone: Catholic Schools Must ’Re-Sharpen’ Focus on Christ, Sacred Liturgy
Catholic education’s focus on Christ “needs to be re-sharpened” with reverent liturgy, teacher formation and strengthened catechesis, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in a public dialogue hosted by The Cardinal Newman Society for Sacra Liturgia USA 2015. via Pocket
Catholic  bishop 
28 days ago
Bishop of Aleppo says Assyrian Christian did not behead ISIS member | Christian News on Christian Today
Reports that an Assyrian Christian beheaded an ISIS fighter as an act of revenge are "unreliable and unverifiable", according to the Catholic Bishop of Aleppo. via Pocket
Catholic  islam  cj 
29 days ago
Priest’s Appointment to Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Draws Concern | Daily News | NCRegister.com
Critics say Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe has a history of clashing with Church teaching. The recent appointment of Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe as a consultor to the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace has been welcomed by his supporters, who say he is ideally suited to such a role. via Pocket
Catholic  dissent  cj 
29 days ago
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions
The nineteenth century martyrs of Uganda were the first black Catholic martyrs of Africa. St. Charles Lwanga first learned of Christ from two members of the court of an African chief named Mawulungungu. via Pocket
Catholic  history  ssa 
29 days ago
Clearing Up the Confusion Over the Reform of the LCWR | Daily News | NCRegister.com
Bishop Thomas Paprocki discusses the recently completed process, which he called ‘highly…  
dissent  religious  Catholic 
4 weeks ago
Jesuit University Misunderstands Jesuit History! | Aliens in This World
This week, St. Louis University announced that they would take down a statue of the Servant of God Fr. DeSmet for being "white supremacist" and "racist." Here's the event it's actually portraying, which took place in 1839: "On the 18th of last September, two Catholic Iroquois came to visit us. They had been for twenty-three…
history  jesuit  Catholic 
4 weeks ago
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