Culture

January 23, 2015

A Survivor’s Perspective: The Importance of Empowering Women to Report Sexual Assault

Every election cycle, and a few debates in between, American politicians play political hot potato with the abortion issue and use victims of sexual assault and
January 24, 2015

Reagan, John Paul II, and the Popemobile That Never Was

If you happen to be visiting the Southern California area, head to Simi Valley, north of Los Angeles, home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and
January 25, 2015

Monsignor Ronald Knox: A Lost Sense of Decency

For Christmas I received as a gift, and I have been reading with joy and benefit, Ronald Knox’s religious memoir, A Spiritual Aeneid.  This book was
January 26, 2015

You Won’t Believe Pharrell’s New “Happy” Lyrics Against Global Warming

Pharrell Williams (“Happy”) journeyed to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week to preach against global warming. He flew there in his private jet.
January 29, 2015

What if things were actually getting better?

Are Millennials the New Victorians? That question runs counter to the conventional wisdom that Millennials are a disaster on every moral issue except abortion. But Michael
January 31, 2015

VIDEO: Super Bowl 2015 Spotlight on Vince Lombardi’s Faith

Before Super Bowl XLIX starts (yes, that’s this year’s) the NFL Channel will air a documentary spotlighting Vince Lombardi, including discussion of how his devout Catholic
January 31, 2015

Screwtape Revisited

Recently, I had a chance to revisit C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters.  Doing so permitted me to appreciate once again Lewis’s considerable virtues.  It also reminded
February 1, 2015

Wilson to Willson: God and Man at the Super Bowl

Yes, Patriots fans, I know that Tom Brady is a cradle Catholic who wed supermodel Gisele Bundchen at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California