Must-see TV: the rockin’ ordination of Bishop Fernand J. Cheri

The last minute or so of this video is priceless. CNS notes:  Let the record show that never before in the nearly 300-year history of St. Louis Cathedral have Catholics seen a dancing bishop. But when Bishop Fernand “Ferd” Cheri III, a Franciscan priest and native son, made his first remarks to the nearly 1,000 [Read More...]

When nuns attack: Francis swarmed by cloistered groupies!

It happened this weekend in Naples. Beatlemania? Try Francismania. Check this out, via Rome Reports. [Read more...]

Must-see video: “60 Minutes” report on persecuted Christians of Iraq

In a word: excellent. And heartbreaking. Just watch. [Read more...]

Martin O’Malley on being Catholic and supporting gay marriage

The possible Democratic candidate made his remarks in an interview with The Des Moines Register. See video. Footnote: The former governor of Maryland conveniently overlooks the Catholic church’s teaching on this particular issue: If it is true that all Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions, Catholic politicians are obliged to do [Read More...]

“Deacon, can I ask your advice about a problem I’m having…?”

Sure. Have a seat. What’s on your mind? [Read more...]

One more reason to love “Weird Al” Yankovic

This will make your day. It’s a stellar performance of “Yoda”—in costume, no less—with Jodi DiPiazza, a teenage musician on the autistic spectrum. They’re joined by the Actionplay Chorus, an autistic children’s choir. This happened on Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” a fundraiser for autism. Just watch. God love ‘em all. Night of Too Many Stars [Read More...]

So I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself, “I wonder what Tom Hanks is doing now?”

Not what you might think. He’s the star of a new music video by Carly Rae Jepsen, who made a splash some time back with “Call Me Maybe.” This is almost as infectious. It reminds me a little of the Paul Simon/Chevy Chase video for “Call Me Al.”  Enjoy. [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert talks saints, Lent, scripture—and he dances

This is something else: a side of the late night star many haven’t seen before. He stopped by the offices of America magazine to chat with Fr. James Martin. Check this out. You will smile. Photo via Wikipedia [Read more...]

What does it take to be a good shepherd?

Meet a man who knows. A fascinating and informative video on the profession—and on so much more—from the gifted Robert Duncan at CNS. Share this with a priest or seminarian you know.  (He may even find rich source material here for a homily on Good Shepherd Sunday…) Image via Wikipedia  [Read more...]

VIDEO: Cardinal Burke discusses his new role

Check this out, from the good people at CNS: a new video wherein Cardinal Raymond Burke discusses his work with the Knights of Malta, the Synod, and various writing projects he’s undertaking. Photo via Wikipedia  [Read more...]


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