Friday Links: Does Sex Really Sell? / Is “Brave” a Great Family Film?

DonDraper

1. Over at Ignitum Today, Jared Dale Combista writes a thoughtful piece about the notion that “sex sells.” Jared takes a slightly different view and he even invokes the TV show “Mad Men” to make his point. Here’s an excerpt: “Says who? Just so you know, the people who talk that way think that monkeys [Read More...]

The Right to Believe

The following is an entry from The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book: During the mid-1950’s, a group of atheists demanded that the words “under God” be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. New York State Supreme Court Judge Isadore Bookstein ruled against the atheists. He stated that while the First Amendment guaranteed a citizen’s [Read More...]

Inspiring Message in Unusual Place

Inspiration

Have you ever seen an inspirational message professionally written on the door of a Men’s Room stall? Me neither until two weeks ago at a restaurant where I was attending a wedding. It was so unusual, I had to take a picture. UPDATE – Commenter Jeanne points out this is a line from A.A. Milne’s [Read More...]

To Save a Life or Buy a Shirt

The Christophers’ Jerry Costello shares a story about a teenage girl who realized she had enough material possessions, so she decided to help others in need: One of our mottoes at The Christophers is a simple one: “You can change the world.” The words were written many years ago by our founder, Maryknoll Father James [Read More...]


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