Category Archives: Breaking News

[UPDATE]: Religious Freedom Still Needs Defending in San Francisco

The fight for religious freedom in San Francisco continues on. Read this breaking news from CBS in San Francisco about Archbishop Cordileone’s courageous stand for Catholic schools: “Two Bay Area lawmakers are seeking an investigation of working conditions at high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, over the archbishop’s proposed morality clauses for teachers. [...]

ISIS and the End Times

On the heels of Pope Francis’ condemnation of the murders of 21 Coptic Christian Egyptians by ISIS militants in Libya, The Atlantic offers this lengthy, thoughtful, provocative piece, “What ISIS Really Wants,” that’s going to take time to digest and consider. Click here for the whole thing, but below are a couple of excerpts to get [...]

Pope Francis: Having A lot of Children is not “irresponsible”

. Okay, so a few weeks ago Pope Francis used some less than delicate language to state what the Church has always taught: Catholics are not obligated to have as many children as physically possible. I don’t have to repeat the whole saga for you.  You remember:  the media went wild, the people who hate [...]

You Won’t Believe Pharrell’s New “Happy” Lyrics Against Global Warming

Pharrell Williams (“Happy”) journeyed to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week to preach against global warming. He flew there in his private jet. 1700 of his rich friends (like Al Gore) also came on their private jets. While coverage of Pharrell’s anti-fossil-fuel speech was widespread, most of the media missed his remix performance [...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christmas, Twitter and a Really Big Bunny

Astrophysicist and media personality Neil deGrasse Tyson was recently at the center of a Twitter spat, and I asked a question that sparked a response concerning it. Boy, did it ever. But first, some background: On Christmas Day, Tyson — who was also the host of Fox’s 2014 version of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos,” called “Cosmos: A [...]

Kathleen Eaton Bravo Changes Course for Pro-Life BirthChoice

On Thursday, Nov. 6, pro-life activist Kathleen Eaton Bravo stood up in front of a ballroom packed with employees, supporters and guests — including Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange — at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California, and announced a radical change for the organization she founded in 1986. As [...]

‘Sexy Jesus’ and #HotJesus — Reactions Roll in to ‘A.D.’ Casting

Was Jesus sexy? Who knows? Unless you’re a devotee of the Shroud of Turin image purported to be of Jesus Christ (which shows him as fairly tall, strapping, bearded and long-haired), there’s no reliable physical description of the Son of God available. While it’s reasonable to assume He looked like His mother (who supplied the [...]

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s ‘A.D.’ Announces Cast, Catholic Leaders React

“A.D.” the follow-up to “The Bible,” History Channel’s mega-rated miniseries based on the Old and New Testaments, today announced its cast — complete with a new Jesus and actors as diverse as the Church itself. Again produced by spouses Roma Downey and Mark Burnett — who also oversaw “Son of God,” the feature film edited [...]


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