Pope Benedict

July 10, 2014

Will the FIFA Showdown Be a Papal Throwdown?

Courtesy of the very funny folks at CatholicMemes.com. Who saw this coming? The papal craziness hits a new high on Sunday, July 13 — OMIGOSH, it’s
October 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ Latest Bombshell

“A significant rhetorical break with Catholic tradition.” That’s what MSNBC’s Daniel Berger is calling Pope Francis’ latest “revolutionary” insight. Take it away, Mr. Berger: “Pope Francis made
December 26, 2014

Francis and Benedict: Who Am I to Judge?

A common view has it that Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict are light years apart.  There is something to be said for that view.  They
January 4, 2015

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5: A Catholic Creator’s Complex World

I’ve been plowing through season five of “Downton Abbey,” the saga of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in early 20th-century Britain, which premieres on
January 9, 2015
Saint Thomas Aquinas with Aristotle and Plato, Triumphant over Averroës by Benozzo Gozzoli, c. 1460-1480

Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech, Faith, and Reason

A famous Frenchman once said, “It is dangerous to be right when men of power are wrong.” This is why free speech matters. Even though Charlie
February 3, 2015

What Catholics Can Learn From Super Bowl XLIX

Maybe it’s because my Connecticut sons are big Patriots fans. Maybe it’s because I was alone with my iPhone at video shoots all day yesterday. But
March 3, 2015

Signs of Hope: The Benedict Bishop Bump

One of the memes currently circulating is that Pope Francis is in the midst of radically changing the American episcopate in a leftward, “progressive” direction. And