Category Archives: Culture

Charlotte Bishop To LGBT-Advocate Nun Gramick: You’re Not Speaking in My Diocese

Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis has cancelled a speaking event by Sister Jennine Gramick that was scheduled to take place at one of the parishes in his diocese. Sister Gramick is the founder of New Ways Ministry, self-described as a “gay-positive ministry that advocates for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, and for reconciliation [...]

Stuff Catholic Dads Say

From what I understand of the “stuff dads say” genre, created originally by Justin Halpern, it is an opportunity to showcase the harsh worldly wise style of fathers. This is the harsh churchly wise version. Feel free to add more in the comments …   At Mass “Look at Jesus on the altar … or [...]

Salt of the Earth: The Church is Supposed to be Different

It is very common for some people, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, to call on the Church to change its teachings in order to be better in tune with “the times.”  These calls never make much sense to me. In the first place, the Church’s message is supposed to be for all times, [...]

‘Little Boy’ Promotes Kindness, Hopes for Success

At the core of the message in the feature film “Little Boy,” opening nationwide on Friday, April 24, are the Corporal Works of Mercy, called “the Ancient List” in the film. Jakob Salvati stars as a 7-year-old California boy during World War II who takes on the list — armed with “faith the size of a [...]

CatholicVote joins MRC and other groups in calling on Disney to cancel Savage

  Nine Catholic leaders joined the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-religious bigot Dan Savage. MRC and FRC sent a letter to Ben Sherwood, president of [...]

Statue of Junipero Serra Could Be Removed from U.S. Capitol Building

A statue of Junipero Serra, the Franciscan missionary who founded many of California’s early missions, is in danger of being removed from its place in the U.S. capital building. The National Statuary Hall inside the capital includes two statues from each of the fifty states.  California is represented by Junipero Serra and Ronald Reagan. Despite [...]

Slamming a Saint

I would like to follow up on Kate O’Hare’s post noting the negative presentation of Thomas More in Wolf Hall and linking to Travis Curtright’s excellent correction of the record at Public Discourse.  I’ll just note two brief points. In the first place, it is interesting to note the differences between the two authors involved, how [...]

Pope Francis, Management Guru

It’s not often that the Harvard Business Review shares papal wisdom for the benefit of its readers. But the Harvard Business Review just did. Gary Hamel, a big name in management advice, yesterday posted there the online piece “The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis.” A professor from Benedictine College’s School of Business [...]

‘A.D.: The Bible Continues’: Apostles Peter and John Speak (UPDATED)

Tonight, NBC airs episode two of “A.D.: The Bible Continues,” in which Jesus’ Apostles and disciples must move beyond the Lord’s Crucifixion and deal with His Resurrection and all that implies for their futures and that of the world. Chief among these is Simon, now called Peter, an ordinary Galilean fisherman who now finds himself [...]

New Netflix Series: Angsty Catholic Daredevil

Netflix is debuting a superhero series today: “Marvel’s Daredevil”. The first season is streaming for subscribers starting April 10, and like the Ben Affleck movie in 1993, it references the comic book superhero’s Catholic side. The first scenes give a taste of what is to come. First we meet Matt Murdock as a child, in [...]


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