Category Archives: Media

‘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 […]

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 […]

PBS’ ‘Wolf Hall’ Puts Thomas More in the Dock

According to a Thomas More expert, PBS’ “Wolf Hall” is more than anti-Catholic, it’s also anti-history. On Facebook, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia shared a link to a piece by Travis Curtright, Ph.D., author of “The One Thomas More” and research fellow at The Center for Thomas More Studies. published at Public Discourse. In it, the author disputes the […]

Funny video mocks Hillary-obsessed media

I hate when videos automatically play sound, so I won’t make this one do that. But you simply HAVE to turn on the sound button (bottom right corner) to get the full effect of this video:

‘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 […]

These Honored Dead

This Thursday, it will have been one and a half centuries after the Civil War effectively ended with General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. To mark this occasion, Brian Beutler writing for The New Republic has engaged in a little historical revisionist trolling, by suggesting that we celebrate the anniversary by obliterating […]

‘A.D.: The Bible Continues': The Cross in the Sky, Mary and the Holy Spirit

Tonight, Easter Sunday, April 5, the 12-part series “A.D.: The Bible Continues” premieres on NBC, with executive producers and spouses Mark Burnett and Roma Downey continuing the saga they began with “The Bible” on History Channel in 2013 (and its two-hour movie version, “Son of God,” in 2014). A few days ago, I posted an […]


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