Category Archives: Media

Malcolm Butler: God and Man at the Super Bowl (Part 2)

Meet Malcolm Butler. no. 21 of the New England Patriots, kneeling before the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on Jan. 18 … View image | gettyimages.com One game later, with only seconds left on the clock, Butler made an interception that not only prevented a [...]

Wilson to Willson: God and Man at the Super Bowl

Yes, Patriots fans, I know that Tom Brady is a cradle Catholic who wed supermodel Gisele Bundchen at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California (a wedding attended by his year-and-a-half-old son by actress Bridget Monyahan, whom he did not marry, and during whose pregnancy he was courting his eventual wife). But, I’m a [...]

VIDEO: Super Bowl 2015 Spotlight on Vince Lombardi’s Faith

Before Super Bowl XLIX starts (yes, that’s this year’s) the NFL Channel will air a documentary spotlighting Vince Lombardi, including discussion of how his devout Catholic faith shaped him into the coach he became (watch it below) The winner of the Super Bowl gets the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Lombardi started out hoping to be a [...]

What if things were actually getting better?

Are Millennials the New Victorians? That question runs counter to the conventional wisdom that Millennials are a disaster on every moral issue except abortion. But Michael Barone makes a strong case that the answer is yes and I believe him. “By almost any standard of behavior, Millennials are more virtuous than the previous generation,” declares [...]

Fox’s ‘Bad Cop’ Drama ‘Backstrom’ Adds a ‘God Cop’ (Video)

I’ll be keeping an eye on this character to see where he goes — and there’ll be more on this down the line — but Fox’s offbeat police drama “Backstrom,” premiering Thursday, has added a pastor to the lineup. Based on the books by Swedish author Leif G.W. Persson, and developed for American TV (first [...]

NBC’s ‘A.D.: The Bible Continues’: The Greatest Story Not as Often Told (Video)

If there’s one thing that spouses and producing partners Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (bottom row, center) learned during their hands-on promotional efforts for their History Channel miniseries “The Bible,” and its theatrical spin-off, “Son of God,” is that a lot of people in the modern world, especially media types, may not be especially conversant [...]

Talking About ‘Killing Jesus’

On Jan. 7, at the biannual Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California, National Geographic Channel offered a press conference for its upcoming three-hour movie version of the bestselling book “Killing Jesus,” written by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard. Click here for a Hollywood Reporter story featuring a behind-the-scenes look [...]


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