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Mother Angelica and the Crusades: Two Videos That Speak Truth to Power

There are a lot of folks out there that subscribe to the notion that if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all. But if that prevents you from speaking the truth when people need to hear it, that’s no virtue. Yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater could be a [...]

The Legacy of Old St. Peter’s in NYC

The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily reader of American Catholics who changed the United States.  It tells of Catholics who stepped foot on this soil long before the American founding, through the early years of the nation, and to the present day, visiting all kinds of people and places in between.   Saints and sinners appear [...]

“The Attack Came Before Dawn…”

The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily reader of American Catholics who changed the United States.  It journeys from the American founding through the present day, visiting all kinds of people and places in between.   Saints and sinners appear alongside heroes, children, politicians, athletes, and artists who all [...]

‘Dating Naked’ and ‘Married at First Sight’ — We Have No Idea What We’re Doing

Dating and mating have had myriad variations in human history, dictated by necessity, religion or culture, but that doesn’t mean all those variations worked well, built stable families or offered a framework in which to raise children who become self-supporting, decent, productive adults. Just because you have a lot of choices doesn’t mean all choices [...]

People Are Dying for Christ — Go to Mass on Friday

Friday, Aug. 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Unless it falls on a Saturday or a Monday, it’s a Holy Day of Obligation, and that means that Catholics are required to attend Mass (unless they have a health issue or other situation that would licitly excuse them from attending [...]

EWTN to Plant a West Coast Studio in the O.C.

On July 24, during the annual Napa Institute gathering in Napa, California, EWTN Chairman and CEO Michael P. Warsaw and the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, announced that the global Catholic satellite and radio network has begun construction on its first West Coast production facility. As detailed in a release posted on the [...]

Why Does TV Suddenly Like Virgins?

With everything and anything sexual now shown even on ad-supported basic-cable TV — if you don’t believe me, look at this clip from FX’s upcoming “romantic comedy,” called “You’re the Worst” (be warned, it might endanger your immortal soul) — and knowing the way pendulums tend to swing in this fallen world, it just might [...]

Talk about an entitlement mentality

You know who had the best commentary on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case? Comedian Louis C.K. back in 2009. I assume the comic would take the Planned Parenthood side of the dispute if he were directly asked, but a bit he did on the Conan O’Brien show nonetheless gets to the heart of the [...]


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