Tuesday, August 28, 2018

New York's Floating Churches

This article discusses a fascinating bit of American church history with which I was unfamiliar. In the early 1800s, a number of churches and Christian organizations in New York organized floating churches, to provide spiritual and material support to seamen. The last such church existed until 1910.



Source: This story was tweeted out by Fr Seraphim Beshoner, host of the excellent church history podcast, Catholic Under the Hood.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

To Pray or Not to Pray

Jon Crist deals with one the most vexing issues that Christians can run across when dining -- which foods require a blessing, and which foods don't?



Many more videos are available at John Crist's web site.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Search For Black American Saints

This is a terrific article about the lack of black American saints, and the Catholic University that is trying to change that.


There are nearly a dozen Americans who have been canonized, and it is actually a fairly diverse group. Women are well-represented, a number were immigrants, and one was a Native American. But a group at Xavier University of Louisiana have identified 5 potential black candidates for canonization, including Pierre Toussaint (pictured above), Julia Greeley & Augustus Tolton.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Audiofeed Pics: More Bands

More bands that we saw at Audiofeed 2018, most of whom we talked about on our podcast episode covering the event, include the Mexican heavy metal band Deborah:

 And Insomniac Folklore:

And Laura McElroy:


And Mikayla Powers:


 And the ska-tastic stylings of Must Build Jacuzzi:
 

And Staghorn:


And there were Ninja Pirates, too!


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Audiofeed Pics: The Prettybads!

Our recent podcast episode about Audiofeed 2018 included a discussion with pink-punk band The Prettybads. At the fest, we also took a few pictures of them. One from the stage:


And one from the merch table:


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Audiofeed Pics: Harry Gore!

Our great and long-time friend Harry Gore played a number of sets at the recent Audiofeed Festival. The first night, he played a set of Christmas songs:



And then later in the fest, he was joined by Audiofeed (and before that, Cornerstone) legend Glenn Kaiser for a session of busking. Harry has busked at the two fests for decades.


And there was a selfie. 


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Audiofeed Pics: Podcast Promotion!

As we discussed in Podcast Episode 17, the Audiofeed Music and Arts Festival has continued the Cornerstone tradition of bands posting flyers on porta-potties, and any other flat surface they could find. But mostly porta-potties.


So when we printed up flyers to hand out at the fest, we knew where a few of them just had to go.