Category Archives: Video

Twin Friars on TV –You Know You Want to See This

People (and I include myself in this) complain a lot about the quality of Catholic media … often with good cause. There are many of reasons for this, but a major one is budget. There aren’t too many big-money backers circling out there to fund Catholic film and TV projects (frankly, there aren’t a lot [...]

ABC’s ‘The Real O’Neals’ Tackles Catholicism … UPDATED

… through the lens of gay activist and ex-Catholic Dan Savage, who is an executive producer on this midseason comedy based on his life. UPDATE: Shortly after this was posted, access to the video (and to most of the other ABC trailer videos) was shut down on the sites that had posted it. It’s hard [...]

Why Can’t ‘A.D.’ Make Catholics Happy?

Christians of all sorts grouse and complain that our faith isn’t represented on TV. And when it is, we grouse and complain that it’s not perfect — and then, lots of us don’t tune in. One exception to that was “The Bible,” from producing partners and spouses Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. When it aired [...]

VIDEO: 60 Minutes on Isis vs. Christians

  “They took everything from us, but they cannot take God from our hearts. They cannot.” Those are the opening words of Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf in Mosul on tonight’s 60 Minutes episode. The show chronicles the ascendancy of ISIS there. He shares the sad news: His ancient church, which still prays in the language of [...]

Russell Wilson and the Qualities of True Leadership

You’ll forgive me for writing again about the Seattle Seahawks — as I did here and here — but that’s my team, and so it’s the one I notice the most. But, I’ll stipulate to the fact that the NFL is full of amazing QBs and leaders, and that Russell Wilson is only one of [...]

PBS’ ‘Shakespeare Uncovered’: The Bard’s Out-of-Control Humanity

“Shakespeare Uncovered” is currently airing its second season on PBS. It pairs the Bard’s plays with a host connected to the material, and then examines the work’s history, themes and various incarnations. Cick here for a story at my Patheos blog, Pax Culturati, about “Romeo and Juliet,” featuring a conversation with host Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love”). [...]


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