Category Archives: Culture

Big corporation’s ad shows a priest and his parish in a positive light

We’ve all suffered for our church as late-night comedians and Hollywood movie makers have used the Catholic Church and the priesthood as a source of ridicule. These attacks have started to slow down a little lately from their high water mark of a few years back. But I have to say: I didn’t expect something [...]

EWTN to Plant a West Coast Studio in the O.C.

On July 24, during the annual Napa Institute gathering in Napa, California, EWTN Chairman and CEO Michael P. Warsaw and the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, announced that the global Catholic satellite and radio network has begun construction on its first West Coast production facility. As detailed in a release posted on the [...]

Bishops Slam “Unprecedented and Extreme” Attack on Religious Freedom

Gotta love the bishops these days. As you already know, President Obama just signed an executive order banning anyone who contracts with the federal government from discriminating based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The U.S. Bishops’ response to King Barack’s latest edict from on high was swift and decisive.  And it didn’t mince words [...]

7 Things You Need to Do Right Now Before Your Phone Ruins Your Life

  Are you a slave to your iPhone?  Do your evenings revolve around the TV?  Are you perpetually glued to a screen? If you answered yes to any of these questions, help is here.  If you answered no to any of them, you should stop lying. Within a broader discussion of the perils (and merits) [...]

Why Does TV Suddenly Like Virgins?

With everything and anything sexual now shown even on ad-supported basic-cable TV — if you don’t believe me, look at this clip from FX’s upcoming “romantic comedy,” called “You’re the Worst” (be warned, it might endanger your immortal soul) — and knowing the way pendulums tend to swing in this fallen world, it just might [...]

Progressive Hatred: Salon’s White Hot Headlines

“Conservatives think that liberals are good people with bad ideas, whereas liberals think conservatives are bad people.” Todd Zywicki recalled that aphorism after reading a Johnathon Haidt book. “They Really Do Hate Us” was the Wheat & Weeds post that alerted to me to the research months ago, and I have been thinking of it [...]

Is LeBron James the Prodigal Son?

So, basketball superstar LeBron James has decided to leave the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the hometown squad (he’s an Akron, Ohio native) he abandoned in the summer of 2010. The city, already bearing the unfortunate nickname of “The Mistake by the Lake” — while LeBron’s nicknamed is “King James,” also his [...]

An “Unwanted” Child

On Tuesday morning, in one of the busiest places on earth and in full view of hundreds of passersby, a woman stepped aboard a subway train and left her 11-month-old daughter in a red and white polka-dotted stroller sitting on the platform alone with nothing more than a bottle. Fortunately no harm befell the child. [...]

Hey Catholics, Look Up!

The struggle is real for Catholics and their relationship with new media. In many ways, social media has become a powerful tool for outreach and engagement, especially regarding the social issues and the faith. But in other ways, we might be allowing social media to consume too much of our time and our lives.  We [...]


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