Category Archives: Media

Who is Trying to Rig Synod14?

I ask the question in my headline because of reports like this from Edward Pentin in the National  Catholic  Register: “More and more there is talk in Rome that this synod is being engineered by groups intent on steering the Church in a heterodox direction, and increasingly evidence is coming to light that points to it. The first [...]

‘Sons of Anarchy’: An Unlikely Catechesis

You can take the boy out of Catholicism, but it’s hard to take Catholicism out of the boy. If there’s a bright center of Truth, Beauty and Goodness on television, FX’s ultra-violent, sexually explicit (as much as possible on basic cable) outlaw-biker drama “Sons of Anarchy” may be the show it’s farthest from. But, creator [...]

Inconceivable? John Paul II Was a Princess Bride Fan

The New York Post today reported on Cary Elwes’ new book. He’s the actor who played the Wesley in The Princess Bride, and the book recounts his meeting with a surprise fan of the movie: St. John Paul II. Reported the paper: Of all the fans who have professed undying love for “The Princess Bride,” [...]

Stephen King, JFK, Jesus, Reagan and Obama

What kind of story would attract the guy directing the new Star Wars and new Star Trek movies to do an Internet-only TV series? Stephen King’s Kennedy assassination novel 11-22-63 is what. J. J. Abrams has been announced as the director of the story as a Hulu miniseries. I just finished the massive 880-page 2012 book [...]

UPDATED: What I Saw at the O.C. Catholic Prayer Breakfast at Christ Cathedral

More to come on all this, but here’s a taste of what I saw Wednesday and Thursday when I visited the former Crystal Cathedral campus in Garden Grove, California (not far from Disneyland), for the annual Orange County Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Wednesday night, I and a fellow ‘vert (a convert in this case, not a [...]

Shipwreck and Cynicism

Last July, Pope Francis made his first papal trip outside of Rome to the Italian island of Lampedusa: a narrow slab of rock 70 miles off the Tunisian coast and a major point of entry to the EU for migrants (mostly illegal) fleeing poverty, violence and, upheaval in East Africa, North Africa, and the greater [...]

Why Americans Have a Hard Time Accepting Climate ‘Science’

I’ll admit it: I have no idea how much the earth is warming or why. How can I have no idea when it has been repeated so often in the news? Easy. The “science” we have been given so often by the media is so patently absurd on its face that media science  has no [...]

Is This the Most Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life Beer Ad Ever? (Video)

I haven’t seen every beer ad ever, so I really don’t have an answer to the above question, but I do know that this Miller Lite ad gets everything in the right order … Date Second date Wedding bells Honeymoon Baby! Enjoy (responsibly, of course):

CBS’ ‘Madam Secretary’ Dares to Be (a Little) Catholic

If you’re watching the premiere of CBS’ new drama “Madam Secretary,” which airs tonight, Sunday, Sept. 21, and you hear someone quote Thomas Aquinas, and there’s a scene in a Catholic Church, no, you’re not dreaming. And you have executive producer–and “Joan of Arcadia” creator–Barbara Hall to thank for it. “Madam Secretary” stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth [...]


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