Category Archives: Media

The Prayer of Benjamin Watson: A (New Orleans) Saint’s Wish for the New Year

In late November, a Facebook post written by New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson — a husband, father of four, son of a pastor and a devout Christian — went viral. In a heartfelt and eloquent essay, Watson spoke of his conflicting feelings regarding the death of Michael Brown and the looting and violent [...]

The Media Antipope Strikes Again

The Catholic Church today has two popes. In itself, this is not without precedent. There have been numerous antipopes throughout history, most infamously at the end of the period known as the Avignon Papacy. What is unique about our antipope today is that he is a fictional character who exists only in the fevered imaginations [...]

Novel Is a Dickens of a Christmas Carol (Plus Cartoons!)

As I write this, it’s the evening of Dec. 23, and the Christmas shopping and traveling rush is approaching maximum intensity. If you’re still short one gift, I may have just the thing. Available in paperback and for the Kindle (from Amazon.com) and the Nook (from BN.com), “The First Christmas Carol,” the debut novel from [...]

Celebrating ‘A Very Chrisley Christmas’

You have to give Todd Chrisley a lot of credit. Although he doesn’t live in Hollywood; he’s not related to anyone famous; he’s not a former sports star, celebrity attorney, musician, rapper or actor; he’s never been in jail; and he hasn’t stranded himself on a desert island, in the forest or in Alaska, he [...]

Should the Pope Keep Quiet?

Over at Aleteia, I run down the list of things the media got wrong about Pope Francis in “2014: The Year In Pope Francis Misunderstandings.” The media got Francis wildly wrong again and again. • The media said he wants to change the Church’s teaching on communion for Catholics who are divorced (and not annulled) and remarried. He didn’t, [...]

Sing ‘Hallelujah!’ — From Silent Monks to Malls to the Airport

One wonderful thing about the Christmas season is hearing songs about Christ and His birth everywhere you go — yeah, in between the odes to Frosty, Santa Claus and chestnuts, there’s always a “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night” or “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” — and singing similar songs in public, getting more smiles [...]

Must-See: Breathtaking Online Exhibit of the Virgin Mary in Art

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is currently hosting an exhibit of artwork depicting the Virgin Mary from several famous Renaissance and Baroque artists. The exhibit is called Picturing Mary:  Woman, Mother, Idea, and runs from Dec. 5, 2014 to Apr. 12, 2015.  If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, this might [...]

‘The Red Tent’ on Lifetime — Bible or Bunk?

Bunk, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to biblical adaptations, the best policy always is, buyer beware. Tonight (Dec. 7), at 9 p.m. ET, Lifetime premieres a two-part adaptation, concluding Monday, of Boston-based Jewish writer Anita Diamant’s 1997 novel, “The Red Tent,” very loosely based on the story [...]


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