So, papa, how do you like the iPad I bought you?

This comes from Germany, but no translation is necessary. [Read more...]

A beautiful day in Brooklyn: we have two new bishops

I didn’t have the best seat, but at least I had a seat, and captured on camera a few moments from the episcopal ordinations of Raymond Chappetto and Paul Sanchez as the newest auxiliary bishops of Brooklyn. Lining up outside Our Lady of Angels Parish in Bay Ridge, I saw a lot of Knights of [Read More...]

Quote of the day, media edition

“I can play along with Superman using a steel girder to swat someone into outer space, but I just can’t get past the idea that The Daily Planet still occupies one of the largest skyscrapers in all of Metropolis and is totally impervious to newsroom layoffs or dwindling home subscriptions.” – Comic blogger quoted here. [Read more...]

“Listen…”

“Listen  carefully, my child, to your master’s precepts, and incline the ear of your heart (Prov. 4:20). Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father’s advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience. To you, therefore, my words are now [Read More...]

“Me going off me rocker, please feed me Betty Crocker!”: Cookie Monster covers “Call Me Maybe”

What the world has been waiting for! You can see the original, by Carly Rae Jepsen, here.  But I like this one better. [Read more...]

Jenny McCarthy’s “Bad Habits”

This little piece of publishing news first made headlines last fall, when literary lioness Jenny McCarthy announced she was taking pen to parchment to write a memoir called “Sinner”: McCarthy said of the new book: “Most young girls in my neighborhood played with Cabbage Patch dolls for fun. I played with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph [Read More...]

Ordination update: 12 new deacons in San Francisco

And you can read all about them in the San Francisco Catholic, in pdf format. Congratulations, brothers, and welcome! Ad multos annos! [Read more...]

Historian (and Anglican deacon) predicts Catholic schism

He’s not the first to raise the “s” word — our fair Anchoress has done so, too — but he’s now put his theories into a new book. Details: Influential church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch said he believes Christianity faces a bright future, but predicted the Roman Catholic Church will undergo a major schism over its [Read More...]

“The most thankless job in Christendom” — UPDATED

That would be … being a bishop. As fate would have it, I’m attending the ordination of two of them tomorrow (including one who is my new pastor), so Joanne McPortland’s plaintive post couldn’t be more timely: Which Catholic job would I least want to have? Head of the Vatican Bank? President of the LCWR? [Read More...]

That special bond between father and daughter

You can’t put a price on memories like this.  Watch what happens when big, brave Dad agrees to go on the scariest ride at the amusement park with his little girl. [Read more...]


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