Category Archives: Media

The Monks and the Airline — United, in Charity (Video)

From The New York Times comes this tale of a monk traveling abroad, a confused and clueless United, and the monk’s brothers back home, struggling to remain in the charity of Christ in the face of the one of the evils that plague modern mankind — dealing with an airline’s customer-service department. Pray for all travelers, [...]

Michael Keaton Defends His Catholic School

  First Jimmy Fallon fondly remembered the Latin Mass. Then Bill Murray did. Now  Michael Keaton, the actor best known for Batman and Beetlejuice, is speaking about the positive aspects of his Catholic upbringing. The reason he is doing so is a sad one: His new movie, now in postproduction, is about the journalists who [...]

The Prayer of Benjamin Watson: A (New Orleans) Saint’s Wish for the New Year

In late November, a Facebook post written by New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson — a husband, father of four, son of a pastor and a devout Christian — went viral. In a heartfelt and eloquent essay, Watson spoke of his conflicting feelings regarding the death of Michael Brown and the looting and violent [...]

The Media Antipope Strikes Again

The Catholic Church today has two popes. In itself, this is not without precedent. There have been numerous antipopes throughout history, most infamously at the end of the period known as the Avignon Papacy. What is unique about our antipope today is that he is a fictional character who exists only in the fevered imaginations [...]

Novel Is a Dickens of a Christmas Carol (Plus Cartoons!)

As I write this, it’s the evening of Dec. 23, and the Christmas shopping and traveling rush is approaching maximum intensity. If you’re still short one gift, I may have just the thing. Available in paperback and for the Kindle (from Amazon.com) and the Nook (from BN.com), “The First Christmas Carol,” the debut novel from [...]

Celebrating ‘A Very Chrisley Christmas’

You have to give Todd Chrisley a lot of credit. Although he doesn’t live in Hollywood; he’s not related to anyone famous; he’s not a former sports star, celebrity attorney, musician, rapper or actor; he’s never been in jail; and he hasn’t stranded himself on a desert island, in the forest or in Alaska, he [...]

Should the Pope Keep Quiet?

Over at Aleteia, I run down the list of things the media got wrong about Pope Francis in “2014: The Year In Pope Francis Misunderstandings.” The media got Francis wildly wrong again and again. • The media said he wants to change the Church’s teaching on communion for Catholics who are divorced (and not annulled) and remarried. He didn’t, [...]

Sing ‘Hallelujah!’ — From Silent Monks to Malls to the Airport

One wonderful thing about the Christmas season is hearing songs about Christ and His birth everywhere you go — yeah, in between the odes to Frosty, Santa Claus and chestnuts, there’s always a “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night” or “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” — and singing similar songs in public, getting more smiles [...]


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