Category Archives: Media

The Pope Owns TV, So Why Are We Losing the Culture Wars?

I’m sitting here watching Pope Francis on Time Warner Cable’s new all-pope-all-the-time channel — click here for details —  while coverage also continues on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, the broadcast networks, EWTN, etc. There’s no bigger news right now (Thank God!) than the pope’s Apostolic Visit to the U.S., specifically New York, Washington, D.C., and […]

A Pope Is Coming. Expect Surprises

Papal visits follow a fairly predictable arc — they are predictably unpredictable. Remember Pope John Paul II’s first World Youth Day in America, in Denver? Church officials were told a cold, hostile America would give him a tepid welcome. When he got he was overwhelmed with the good will of the huge crowds. Remember John […]

VIDEOS: Unintentionally Pro-Life TV Commercials

Can you think of more unintentionally pro-life commercials? Watching the Kansas City Chiefs triumph on Sunday, I noticed a Windows 10 commercial that, if you think about it one way, is unintentionally pro-life. Called “The Ones Who Will Do Great Things” it focuses on the potential of children. Imagine the potential we are aborting! Of […]

5 Thoughts From ‘Steve Jobs: The Man and the Machine’

Let me say up front, I’m not an Apple person. I’ve used Apple products for work, but I don’t buy them, and I don’t currently own any, preferring to stay on the Samsung/HP/Android/Google/Windows axis. I take a very practical approach to electronics, preferring function over form, and I’m tech-savvy enough not to need to have […]

Leah Remini, Welcome Home!

A few months ago, I was at a taping of the NBC game show “I Can Do That!”, which included dancer/choreographer Cheryl Burke (“Dancing With the Stars”) as a contestant. I was sitting in the green room with Burke’s then-beau, restaurateur J.T. Torregiani, and one of Burke’s friends, former “King of Queens” star Leah Remini. […]

When Chickens Trump Babies…Time to Re-Prioritize?

I’ve been around the trivialities of poseur politics for a long time. I usually avoid the snark response, but every so often somebody comes along and jumps the shark in such a loutish way that it almost demands it. The most recent issue of Mother Jones is a case in point. Mother Jones is a […]

Esquire Writer Finds a World Hungry for a Priest

What difference does it make if a priest goes out in public wearing the outfit that proclaims his vocation? As it turns out, quite a lot, especially if you opt for the full Monty. In a recent Esquire article, a writer experimented with walking around Chicago in the uniforms of various professions, including the full-length […]

Can One Child’s Smile Redeem the World?

Just when you think the world is saturated with evil, that human life is cheapened beyond measure, and that the miracle of life has been reduced to a mere commodity up for sale to the highest bidder — or an inconvenience, to be outsourced by busy people who can afford it — one little British boy […]



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