Category Archives: Video

From Bush to Fiorina to Trump — How Do Catholics Feel?

For The Tidings, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I polled some Catholics of my acquaintance, both in L.A. and beyond, on their feelings about the GOP candidates, in the wake of the Sept. 16 presidential debates at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. A reminder: They commented on former HP […]

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 […]

What would the victims of abortion say if they could speak?

What would the victims of abortion say if they could speak? As it turns out, some of them can speak. Yesterday, two survivors of abortion—Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden—testified before Congress. Both women were born after “failed” late-term saline abortions in the 1970s. These women are truly voices for the voiceless. The abortion regime in […]

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. […]

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 […]

HBO’s John Oliver Mixes Metaphors in Megachurch Satire

On Sunday, Aug. 16, HBO’s comedy/news show “Last Week With John Oliver” took on “Televangelists,” with the British comedian and former “The Daily Show” correspondent launching a blistering attack on the Prosperity Gospel, its well-heeled proponents and the tax laws that shield their wealth. I don’t disagree with what he’s saying, but I do have […]

Catholics, Called Beyond Apathy

Having lived in Germany for most of the summer, I’ve had the opportunity to listen to some German music, specifically German indie rock and rap. In the former category, the band Fotos has been a constant companion. Their milieu is more-or-less what one would expect of a 2010s indie rock group with songs about love, […]

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 — […]



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