Culture

August 4, 2014

A company’s ad shows the Dad as “awesome”?

Last week, Long John Silver’s had a great ad which affectionately showed a Catholic parish’s fish fry. This week, the impossible happened: A corporation aired a
August 4, 2014
Martha and Mary Magdalene by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, c. 1598

Seven Ways CNN Gets It Wrong on Bishops’ Residences

CNN published an inflammatory and provocative piece of link-bait over the weekend criticizing the Catholic Church because some of the larger archdioceses happen to have “lavish
August 6, 2014
Pope Francis carries the Paschal flame (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

Christ is the Light

Today, we celebrate one of my favorite feasts in the Roman Calendar: the Transfiguration. In the day’s Gospel reading, we see Moses and Elijah appear before
August 11, 2014

Must-Read: Archbishop Chaput on How to Save the Culture

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, in an essay at Public Discourse,  outlines a clear and concise plan of action for one of our most pressing
August 12, 2014

The ‘Fool-Priest’ Is Dead: Robin Williams, Rest in Peace

The best YouTube, for me, was the sign off from Mork to Orson about the loss of a friend (see it below). It seems to sum
August 12, 2014

Who Deserves Respect?

The week before last, Ryan Anderson (of the Witherspoon Institute and the Heritage Foundation) got into a revealing and troubling exchange with Josh Barro (of the
August 18, 2014

Four Words We’re Using Nobody Understands

As they peppered me with objections, I gradually realized they did not understand the word “lust.” They took it to mean “libido,” and therefore when I
August 19, 2014

Logic and Elite Education

There is an amusing bit in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in which Professor Kirk suggests–to the astonishment of the older Pevensie
August 20, 2014

The Moral Problem with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve all seen it. The ice bucket challenge has gone viral around social media. Once nominated by a friend via Facebook, you video yourself dumping a