Media

April 14, 2014

Noah, another Abraham? Destroy Life to Obey God?

Spoiler alert:  This review discloses the most pivotal moments of the movie Noah.   Although I had not seen Noah and honestly had no desire to
April 15, 2014

Can Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’ Begin Healing Catholic Ireland’s Heart?

Why has one Irish priest’s soaring rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during an April 5 wedding at Catholic church in County Meath spread like wildfire through Ireland
April 24, 2014

John XXIII, John Paul II, and the Triumph of Vatican II

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council in order to modernize the Church and help it get with the
May 16, 2014

Colbert, O’Brien, Kimmel, Fallon, Daly, Gutfeld, Wilmore — Catholics Rule the Night

Catholics who think their values are underrepresented in the media are probably right, but that’s not for a lack of baptized Catholics in front of the
May 19, 2014

An Open Letter to Mel Gibson: How ‘The Passion’ Changed One Woman’s Life

When Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” came out in 2004, one of the biggest criticisms of it was that it was unfairly negative in
May 29, 2014

Fr. Emil Kapaun: Putting the Hero in Heroic Virtue

Tomorrow, pilgrims in Kansas will begin a 3-day, 60 mile walk from Wichita to the church of St. John Nepomucene Church in the tiny prairie town of Pilsen
May 30, 2014

How New Media Are Destroying Our Lives

Plato worried that the new media called “writing” would ruin our memories – and he was right. “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in
May 31, 2014

How New Media Can Enhance Our Lives

He was right — it did. But of course writing did much more than that: It put an order and discipline to our thinking that not
June 6, 2014
No #hashtag for Meriam Ibrahim?

A Tale of Two Prisoners

The Catholic teaching of just war is an extension of the duty of men to protect women and children from violence, but Meriam Ibrahim and her