September 9, 2013

Downton Abbey: What English Protestants Can Teach American Catholics

Downton Abbey’s fourth season starts this month… in Britain. Sigh. Yes, we have to wait until January to get our fill. So in order to whet
September 23, 2013

Real Pope Francis vs. Media Pope Francis

Everyone is talking about the Big Interview that Pope Francis gave last week. Catholic blogs are abuzz. My news feed on The Facebook is full of a
October 22, 2013

Hear Pope Francis Speaking English

Via Rocco de Palma: For all the waves the 266th Bishop of Rome has made across the Anglophone world these last seven months, perhaps the most
October 29, 2013

Miley, Lady Gaga and the War on Women

The evidence is in: Miley Cyrus scored a major victory in the war on women. I don’t mean the “war on women” the way President Obama
November 22, 2013

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
December 10, 2013

Who will Time pick as Person of the Year?

The news magazines are a dying breed. The entire Newsweek operation was sold a few years back for $1. And I think that price was too
December 11, 2013

Catholic pundits react to selection of Pope as “Person of the Year”

Here are a few reactions from some Catholic thinkers about Time magazine’s decision to select Pope Francis as Person of the Year. Fr. Dwight Longenecker: The
December 18, 2013

Is Christmas Racist?

In recent days, there has been much debate over whether popular depictions of Santa Claus are somehow racist. For many years now, American public discourse has