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...]

Praying for Geraldine

Above and beyond the lively debate about whether Geraldine Ferraro merits a Catholic funeral, I think we can all agree on this: God is merciful, and prayer can’t hurt.  That’s the gist of my column this week. From “All Things New”: Msgr. Peter Elliott, writing about the notion of purgatory, once offered another beautiful thought: [Read More...]

Great word cloud: books everyone must read

Take a look at this nifty word cloud of titles (you can click to enlarge): Check out the story behind it for more. [Read more...]

"March Madness" and the case against Fr. Corapi

Dr. Gerard Nadal — a frequent visitor and commenter here — says aloud on his own blog what many have been thinking: It is possible that the allegations are true in whole, or in part. While I strongly doubt that may be the case, it is nevertheless a possibility, grounded in the reality of past [Read More...]

Best. Soda bread. Ever.

You can find the recipe right here. I had the good fortune to sample this very stuff a couple St. Paddy’s Days ago, when The Anchoress stopped by my TV studio for a taping.  Frankly, it’s less like bread, more like cake — and sublime.  Not crumbly.  Moist.  Flavorsome.  Addictive. I want some.  Now. And [Read More...]


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