“Google Agrees to Block Child Porn Online” ~~UK Daily Mail At long last, a hopeful sign emerged this week, that something was being done about the explosion of Internet child pornography when the American company, Google announced in the UK that it was going to block child porn online. Wait. Why was this announcement coming [...]
A priest friend of mine once said in a homily, “For all you young men in the congregation—if there’s not a part of you that wants to be a priest, at least a little bit, then you probably don’t understand what it means to be a priest.” Among the many reasons I think that’s true—and [...]
CatholicNewsService has a great new video wrap-up from World Youth Day 2013. As Bishop James Conley (Lincoln, NE) says, “It seems as if God gives us the right pope at the right time.” Amen.
The U.S. House of Representatives is about to take a historic vote today on ending abortion for unborn children over 20 weeks old (H.R. 1797, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”). The bill has been sponsored in large part in reaction to the horrors of the Gosnell abortion clinic. President Obama has avoided talking about [...]
Thousands of pro-life Catholics are understandably outraged at the media blackout surrounding the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the perpetrator of the Philadelphia abortion clinic horrors. This photo is making the rounds this morning — it shows the empty seats that are reserved for media during the trial. This is what a media blackout looks like: [...]
How do you talk to people who think you hate them? That was the question top Catholic thinkers were discussing at Benedictine College last weekend, and the three answers they came up with were simple, powerful and important. Leave aside that it is crazy for them to think we hate them. People hate smoking but [...]
I had what I consider a productive discussion with whomever runs the Catholics United feed on Twitter. Granted, I am by nature more combative than most—St. Jerome is my hope—so others might not have found it so productive. The Tweeter claimed not to understand what could possibly be offensive in the Sister Simone-for-Pope ads and [...]