Protesters complain about Mel Brooks making fun of Hitler

Seriously? From The Washingtonian: Olney Theatre’s production of Mel Brooks’s 2001 musical The Producers only has three more performances, but it’s not going to close without a bit of manufactured controversy. Audience members at Montgomery County playhouse are going to have to walk past a small coterie protesting the show’s play-within-the-play, because, the demonstrators say, [Read More...]

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Fordham sends its video welcome to Pope Francis

You may have seen how Stephen Colbert did it. Now, here’s Fordham’s President Rev. Joseph M. McShane and a few football players. [Read more...]

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Must-see video: Stephen Colbert welcomes the pope to the U.S.

Short, simple and sincere—and with Matthew 25 included, too. When was the last time you saw the star of a late night talk show do something like this? [Read more...]

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Dressing for Mass: “So much of what we wear communicates our identity”

A terrific and timely new video by Eric Coughlin about how we should dress for Mass, featuring (among others) the great Brandon Vogt and his family. Read Brandon’s take on all this, too: How you dress matters. There are at least two reasons why. First, because of what it says to others. Dressing nicely communicates [Read More...]

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If you’re a pastor, how do you describe what you do in the Church?

Well, here’s a pretty good answer, from Evangelical pastor Rev. J. John. [Read more...]

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This must be a first: Vatican releases video linked to encyclical

And it’s a beauty. Take a look, below.   [Read more...]

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Is this the best dam basketball shot ever? Yes.

Literally. Behold something truly jaw-dropping: a 415-foot swish through a hoop from atop a dam in Tasmania. If confirmed by Guinness, it will be a world record. The Australian group behind it, How Ridiculous, has a method to their madness—and it’s rooted in the gospel:  In the YouTube description, How Ridiculous says it may be aiming for [Read More...]

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Forget “Jurassic World” — here’s the blockbuster everyone is waiting for this summer

Read all about it here. But catch the trailer below. [Read more...]

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Pope to priests: “A Church where no discussions take place is a dead Church” — UPDATED

He gave a remarkable talk today to priests gathered in Rome — most of it unscripted.  It sounds like it was extraordinary, in every sense. Catholic News Service has a good Twitter overview right here. (It includes at the bottom the full video.) And Rome Reports offers this brief report that gives a sense of the [Read More...]

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Bishop on new deacon: “The most remarkable path of anyone I have ever ordained”

Next step: the priesthood. Details from Arkansas Catholic:  “Wait, no, that’s not right.” So said Bishop Anthony B. Taylor during the Promise of Elect, as before him stood Norman McFall, a seminarian over whose diaconate ordination Mass Bishop Taylor was presiding May 20. “That’s the one about celibacy,” Bishop Taylor said, leafing through a large [Read More...]

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