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...]

Well, look who popped up on EWTN last night

It’s sweeps. CBS has a special on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. ABC has the Oscars. EWTN has this. [Read more...]

Homeless line up for haircuts, showers at Vatican: “It’s a beautiful thing he has done for us”

From AP:  Homeless people are lining up outside the public restrooms off St Peter’s Square to take advantage of Pope Francis’ new charitable initiative: a free shave and shower for the least fortunate. The Vatican’s barber shop for the homeless opened on Monday and 49-year-old Mauro Casubolo was one of the first clients. His chin [Read More...]


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