Best Dog Food Commercial Ever

Well, those are four words I never thought I’d put in a headline.  But then I saw the ad here from the good people at Beneful. For cuteness, this goes off the scales. Enjoy. [Read more…]

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Pope’s First Trip Outside Rome: “Anything But Casual”

If you’re wondering about the Holy Father’s first planned trip outside of Rome next week, John Allen puts it in context:  For Europeans, especially Italians, the southern Mediterranean island of Lampedusa has become what the deserts along the Mexican/U.S. border have long been for Americans — the scene of appalling humanitarian tragedies as desperate migrants [Read More…]

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Priests and Deacons: Try This in the Pulpit Sunday and Let Me Know What Happens

This is a minister by the name of Jim Standridge preaching at Immanuel Baptist Church in  Skiatook, OK. Details:  During the sermon, preacher Jim Standridge, 76, of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Skiatook, Okla., begins by calling out a congregant for falling asleep. Shortly afterward, he singles out another man nearby, asking him, “Where have you been?” and following [Read More…]

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St. Thomas on Facebook

This is clever, marking today’s Feast of St. Thomas, from Catholic Memes:    [Read more…]

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Pope Francis on Finding the “Wounds of Christ” in the Street

From the pope’s homily today: “In the history of the Church there have been some mistakes made on the path towards God. Some have believed that the Living God, the God of Christians can be found on the path of meditation, indeed that we can reach higher through meditation. That’s dangerous! How many are lost [Read More…]

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Video: Protestors Chanting “Hail, Satan” at Texas Abortion Rally—UPDATED

Seriously? Yes. This is what we have come to. Details:  The same orange-clad abortion rights supporters who sent children to #StandWithWendy in Texas today holding signs like “Stay out of my mommy’s vagina” didn’t limit themselves to strictly scientific arguments for unrestricted access to abortion. Groups of protesters also countered pro-life groups’ prayers with chants of “Hail [Read More…]

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Prominent Minnesota Catholic School Leader Says He is in a Gay Relationship, Resigns

Details:  The president of a prominent Minnesota Catholic high school resigned last week after he informed other school officials that he is in a same-sex relationship, according to a letter sent Tuesday to people connected to Totino-Grace High School. William Hudson‘s resignation from the Fridley school was effective last Friday. The letter detailing his exit came from the [Read More…]

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Bishops, Religious Leaders Issue Letter Calling for Conscience Protections

From CNS:  A diverse group of religious leaders, including Catholics, Protestants, evangelicals and a representative from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, issued an open letter July 2 urging the U.S. government to “expand conscience protections” in its Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate. The letter, which said the country’s “delicate liberty of conscience is [Read More…]

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A Little Perspective

Funny how a random visit to Facebook can clarify one’s thinking. He’s been on my mind, so I decided to see if Deacon Joe Marotta’s Facebook page was still up and running.  It is.  The latest entry is from June 27th, which would have been his 15th wedding anniversary. It’s a message to Joe from [Read More…]

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“The Bible” Sequel Coming to NBC

From the New York Times:  In an indication of the shifting center of power in television, a broadcast network, NBC, has stepped up to buy the sequel to a hit cable mini-series, “The Bible,” which appeared on the History Channel. The follow-up series, “A.D.: Beyond the Bible,” will trace the early history of Christianity and [Read More…]

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