Category Archives: Breaking News

Report: Pope Francis Invites Oprah, Agent Ari Emanuel, Others, to Vatican

According to a report posted online today (Aug. 5) in The Hollywood Reporter, Pope Francis is looking to improve both the Church’s influence on Western culture, and the way it’s portrayed in popular entertainment, by playing host to a summit meeting sometime this fall at the Vatican. From the article: The pontiff apparently is interested in […]

Bishop-Elect Robert Barron Addresses His New L.A. Life (Video)

This morning, Tuesday, July 21, Archbishop Jose Gomez (second from left) of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held a press conference at the downtown Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to introduce his three newly named auxiliary bishops — (from left to right) Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan, Father Robert Barron, and Msgr. David O’Connell — […]

[VIDEO] Brit Hume Says Planned Parenthood Scandal Exposes the Nasty Details of Abortion

Sickening. The shameless exploitation of unborn children by Planned Parenthood just got even worse. New undercover video released this morning features yet another Planned Parenthood official negotiating prices for the sale of “specimens” or bodies of children killed by abortion. At one point in the dramatic footage, the Planned Parenthood director talks about ‘less crunchy’ […]

Pope Francis Appoints Father Robert Barron Auxiliary Bishop for Los Angeles

It’s a big day in Hollywood, as one of the Church’s top media personalities comes to the media hub of the world. From my Pax Culturati blog at Patheos: It’s such an obviously awesome and appropriate move that one can hardly believe that the Vatican actually did it. Father Robert Barron, founder of the Word […]

Gawker: The ‘Dark Joy of Gossip’ Claims Innocent (& Not-So-Innocent) Victims

As has happened since time immemorial, the selfishness and sinful indulgence of adults is visited on children — and these days, is right in the middle of it. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the site. What is Gawker? Founded in 2003 by British-born Nick Denton — who recently tied the legal […]

[SHOCKING VIDEO]: Planned Parenthood Exec Admits to Harvesting Organs

A top executive at Planned Parenthood was caught on tape. And what is revealed is downright horrific. Warning: Her words are deeply disturbing. The new undercover footage shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola describing how Planned Parenthood allegedly sells the body parts of aborted children. She admits that they use partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. […]

Dear SCOTUS: Your Concupiscence Is Showing

“Sin makes you stupid” is probably the most artless—but truthful–way to say it. On two consecutive days, some of the most important leaders in our land have displayed the most egregiously clear manifestations of wounded human nature I could ever imagine. The Supreme Court of the United States, charged with the task of upholding the […]

Old-timey Anti-Catholicism graces front page of Washington Post’s “Express”

The Washington Post produces a daily tabloid called “Express.” The paper is distributed free, mostly to commuters at Metro stops. It gives one something to read on the train ride downtown. The Washington Post claims express has a daily readership of almost 300,000. Here’s what greeted DC commuters–a paid advertisement from Catholics for Anti-Catholicism Choice–on […]

Catholic Brian Williams — It’s Not Fair to Forgive And Also Forget

Journalism is in trouble on all fronts these days. Trust in reporters — TV, online and print — is eroding; there are mass layoffs across the industry; charges of bias fly from every corner; and the relentless pressure of the 24-hour news cycle, plus social media, is steadily shredding what safeguards remain to prevent errors […]



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