Category Archives: Youth

Hiding in Plain Sight

On the flight over to Rome to attend the Pope’s Conference on Human Trafficking recently, I recalled the long running Broadway play and movie, A Funny thing Happened on the Way to Forum, starring the great actor Zero Mostel. This farcical comedy is based on an ancient play set in B. C. Rome, where a [...]

Googling For Answers

“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 [...]

Catholic College Humor

Ah, college humor. From the days of Harvard Lampoon to the YouTube and meme age, college students have had a reputation for irreverent humor. At Catholic colleges the humor is just like it is anywhere else … but with a twist: reverent humor. I have collected some Benedictine College, Kansas, humor from campus memes and Stray Campus [...]

Obamacare vs. Beer Money

In the Rose Garden the other day, President Obama insisted that, while the federal Obamacare exchanges weren’t working very well, the product they were selling was a good product. Once the IT “glitches” were solved everything would be hunky-dory. Unfortunately for the President, and for Obamacare, the disastrous roll-out of the federal exchanges presents problems [...]

Don Jon & the Destructive Nature of Porn

Note: Viewers beware – this film is sexually graphic and filled with clips of pornography. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has captivated Hollywood and the public with his approach to the subject matter of the new film he wrote and directed, Don Jon. Don Jon follows the life of a young man named Jon, who has a [...]

Serenity. Now.

In the science fiction movie Serenity, the follow up to the too-soon-cancelled TV show Firefly, the hero, Captain Mal Reynolds, is being pursued by an assassin (and the entire military), whose job is to protect Mal from discovering secrets he is not supposed to know.  At one point the assassin says to a cornered Mal, [...]

Dating Rules for Teenage Girls

  This piece, by Theresa Thomas at her blog Everyday Catholic, is really good. I have to admit my first reaction when I saw the title of her post was not the most charitable.  I don’t rush to judgment – I put on cleats and sprint. So when I saw “Teenage Dating for Girls,” I [...]

The LOVE Revolution

WYA Revolution is a project started by a young man named Jon Jorgenson.  Over the weekend a bunch of my friends sent me the link to two of Jon’s videos in the Anima Series. Now, they don’t have millions of views (yet), but they must be catching on because a bunch of people sent me [...]

I Work At Our Lady’s College

I work at Our Lady’s college — you know, that college with a long history in the Midwest, a winning football tradition, a memorable fight song, and a beautiful Lourdes grotto that people visit from all over the country to light candles … Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. That joke, which Benedictine College’s president likes [...]

The Pope Francis Effect: Confession Boom Continues

  Back in May, we were delighted to share the news that a dramatic increase in confessions in Italy and Latin America was taking place in the wake of Pope Francis’ election. Well, it seems now that the British are getting in on it too. In a survey of Catholic priests throughout England and Wales, [...]


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