Fun fact to share at Friday's fish fry: half of our bishops are Benedict's

From the USCCB: This month brings the sixth anniversary of the pope’s election — a brief length of time for an institution that “thinks in centuries” — yet of the178 Latin rite dioceses and archdiocese in the U.S., 86, or 48 percent of them, are headed by bishops appointed by this pope. Take into account [Read More...]

This Lent: sheep, wolves, serpents

Elizabeth Scalia over at First Things sums up the season now ending, and a church riven by factions, with a meditation on today’s scripture readings: Our Lenten time in the desert has felt similarly discordant and serpent-struck. Our Christ-loving Pope—I wouldn’t want to be in his place—is beset on all sides; his curia often “helps” [Read More...]

Shock: Catholic colleges supporting Planned Parenthood

Tim Drake over at the National Catholic Register has the scoop: A new report, “A Scandalous Relationship: Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood”, by the Manassas, Va.-based Cardinal Newman Society, reveals more than 150 current and past connections between Catholic colleges and universities and Planned Parenthood. The Cardinal Newman Society broke the connections down into seven different categories: [Read More...]

For those who may be wondering …

…No. EWTN has not returned to broadcasting Fr. Corapi.  This discussion was heating up Facebook this morning. The Anchoress did some digging and explains why some are now hearing him on their radio. [Read more...]

How not to run a newsroom

This comes from the legendary (some might say, infamous) Larry McCoy, my old boss at CBS News Radio. Words to live by: Now that I’ve been retired for five years I’m ready to offer some tips to current and future managers on what not to do when running a newsroom. …Wind-up toys, especially those of [Read More...]

How would the Exodus be handled today?

Hot on the heels of last Christmas’s internet sensation comes this inspired sequel (prequel?) about Moses and the Exodus. Enjoy. [Read more...]

On canon law, "administrative leave" and the media — UPDATED

A few commenters are still upset that EWTN has pulled Fr. John Corapi’s programs.  Shortly after the story broke, however, Relevant Radio — which also aired his work — issued a detailed press release, explaining their decision to remove his shows.  I think it helps explain the reasoning behind that decision. It reads, in part: [Read More...]

On Fr. Benedict Groeschel: "He was not a stereotypical saint"

While a lot of attention these days is focused on a celebrated priest who until recently was a star on EWTN, one blogger, Daniel Nichols, is taking a fond look at another, very different EWTN star, Fr. Benedict Groeschel: I was among the first postulants when the  community he  helped found broke away from the Capuchins to live [Read More...]

What church geeks do on April 1st

Stuff like this. [Read more...]

You might be a disciple of Jesus if …

…you fit any of these characteristics.  H/T to Frank. Check ‘em out: 1. You think Jesus wants to take over the government so you cut off a soldiers ear in order to get the fighting started. (The neo cons are definitely disciples!) 2. You keep pestering Jesus about who he will give more power to [Read More...]


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