Category Archives: Media

Our Epic Ten Commandments Failures

It would be hard to over-emphasize the importance of the Ten Commandments. But recent news headlines suggest that we are failing to live up to the Ten Commandments in a particularly virulent way. Pope Francis points out that they are necessary both for individuals and for a whole culture: “The Ten Commandments point out a path […]

Atheist Camille Paglia Doesn’t Require Agreement to Give Respect

She’s a “gender nonconforming entity” who grew up in Eisenhower’s America (as talked about in this video interview with Libertarian magazine Reason) a writer, cultural critic, university professor, lesbian feminist who celebrates masculine values (and men that exhibit them), lapsed-Catholic-turned-atheist (as she discussed with America magazine), straight talker and deep thinker — and she’s my […]

Whither Mundelein? Bishop-Elect Robert Barron on the Seminary’s Future

  On Sept. 8, Robert Barron will be ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. That’s great news for L.A., since it’s likely that the founder of the Word on Fire media apostolate — and host of its popular 10-part miniseries “Catholicism” — will soon be interfacing with the entertainment industry. […]

Delaware Doublespeak: The Mixed Messages of Assisted Suicide

  The Delaware Legislature recently passed suicide prevention legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Baumbach. Of course, this measure had unanimous support, as suicide is always a tragedy. But this begs a question about another piece of legislation Rep. Baumbach also sponsored: H.B. 150. This bill did not prevent suicide- it would have assisted with suicide. […]

NFL Wife Kirsten Watson: God Says, ‘I Want You to Know Me’

She’s wife to New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, mother to four (Grace, Naomi, Isaiah and Judah), with one more on the way — and a college athlete in her own right — but the thing that Kirsten Watson wants most is to be a “good daughter” to God. And she feels that love, […]

Bishop-Elect Robert Barron Addresses His New L.A. Life (Video)

This morning, Tuesday, July 21, Archbishop Jose Gomez (second from left) of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held a press conference at the downtown Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to introduce his three newly named auxiliary bishops — (from left to right) Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan, Father Robert Barron, and Msgr. David O’Connell — […]

Gawker: The ‘Dark Joy of Gossip’ Claims Innocent (& Not-So-Innocent) Victims

As has happened since time immemorial, the selfishness and sinful indulgence of adults is visited on children — and these days, is right in the middle of it. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the site. What is Gawker? Founded in 2003 by British-born Nick Denton — who recently tied the legal […]

Catholic Comedian and Dad Jim Gaffigan’s Journey of Faith

Late on Monday night, July 13, Jim Gaffigan landed in Los Angeles to do press for the Wednesday, July 15, 10 p.m. ET/PT, premiere of “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” The half-hour comedy is a fictionalized version of the life of the food-loving Catholic comedian, who, together with wife Jeannie (Ashley Williams), is depicted raising five […]

Her Life to Save a Life: Catholic Rebecca Townsend Remembered

Few of us get to accomplish what we set out do in life, but in her too-short years on Earth, Rebecca Townsend of Connecticut did. From The New York Daily News: A Connecticut teen was struck and killed by a car as she saved her friend’s life, tragically completing a “bucket list” she’d written for a […]

‘You Know You’re a Catholic If …’ Summer 2015 Edition

Dr. Edward Mulholland at the Gregorian Institute helped me compile this list of ways you can tell you are Catholic in these tumultuous times. You know you are a Catholic in the summer of 2015 if … 10. You recently started using the term “matrimony” instead of “marriage.”   9. You have friends who just changed […]



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