On this rock

Just a little shout-out to St. Peter in last night’s The Wørd:

Big Holiday Over the Weekend

From the opening segment on Monday’s Report:
Obviously, of course, big holiday over the weekend. And I would like to wish all of you a happy belated 800th anniversary of the conversion of St. Francis of Assisi.

Bonus: For a really intricate version of the chalice illusion, go here.
I couldn’t resist this snippet from the pope’s speech […]

St. Corbinian and the Bear

I admit it, this is an elaborate excuse to post the Threatdown from Wednesday’s show:

But I do often find myself waiting for Stephen to address the fact that Pope Benedict has a bear on his coat of arms. So I went to the Google to get more info on the coat of arms. The saddled […]

Hearing Voices

I was hoping for Joan of Arc as an example, but I’ll settle for Moses. From Thursday’s show, the interview with Daniel Smith, author Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of Auditory Hallucination. I really enjoy watching Stephen dial the intensity of his character up and down depending on the guest.

“Bigger than some of the minor saints”

How did I not see that coming? Stephen has the “definitive” coverage of the thwarted disturbance during the pope’s weekly audience. “Whenever anything happens to the pope, people ask me to interpret it. I’m kind of like the Pope’s pope.”
“As you all know, I’m huge in the Catholic community. I’m not saying I’m bigger than […]