Restoring the Sacred

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Matt Walsh at Notre Dame: Church Militant

Matt Walsh, who writes at The Blaze, was interviewed at Church Militant prior to his speech at Notre Dame.  Click below to read the interview:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Iditarod 2017: Wrap-Up Stories & Videos

Here are some wrap-up stories and videos from the Last Great Race on Earth 2017:

Catholic World Report: Interview of Michael O'Brien

From Catholic World Report Blog, March 13, 2017:
Michael D. O'Brien has been working as an iconographer, painter, and writer for nearly fifty years. He is the popular author of over two dozen books, including several best-selling novels such as Father Elijah, Elijah in Jerusalem, The Father's Tale, Eclipse of the Sun, Sophia House, Theophilos, and Island of the World, all published by Ignatius Press. His novels have now been published in fourteen languages and have been widely reviewed in both secular and religious media in North America and Europe.

His essays on faith and culture have appeared in international journals including Communio, Catholic Dossier, Inside the Vatican, The Chesterton Review, Catholic World Report, and others. He has worked as a professional artist since 1970 and has held more than 40 exhibits across North America. Since 1976 he has painted religious imagery exclusively, with works ranging from liturgical commissions to visual reflections on the meaning of the human person. His paintings hang in churches, monasteries, universities, community collections and private collections throughout the world.

Michael O’Brien lives near Combermere, Ontario. He and his wife Sheila have six children and ten grandchildren. He recently spoke with CWR about his work as a novelist, reflecting on the vocation of the novelist, the creative process, influences, and inspiration.
To read the interview, click on the below link:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mitch Seavey: Oldest Winner of the Iditarod at 57

Mitch Seavey beat son Dallas into Nome by almost three hours to become the oldest winner of the Last Great Race on Earth, setting a new record in the process.

Here are the latest current standings of the rest of the field:

Here is the story of the race, with photos, from the Anchorage Dispatch News:

Here's a link to the Iditarod Store if you'd like a souvenir of the race.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Idiatrod 2017: Race is on for 2nd Place. Mitch Seavey alone in front

Mitch Seavey left White Mountain two hours ahead of son Dallas, who left there only three minutes ahead of Nicolas Petit, so the race to Nome for 2nd place is on.

View current standings: 

Find White Mountain, Safety, and Nome:

Dallas Seavey Two Hours Behind Dad at White Mountain

With only one check point (Safety) to go before Nome, Mitch Seavey is two hours ahead of son Dallas.

Find White Mountain and Safety by clicking to enlarge the below map.

For current standings, click on the below link:

Dad is running about 1/2 mile per hour faster than his son, and is running with two more dogs at the moment.