Dear CNBC…huh?

Dear CNBC: Things looked so promising Tuesday, didn’t they? Remember this headline from The New York Times?: CNBC May be the Big Winner of the Next Republican Debate  Remember this excited quote from Becky Quick?: “Fantastic!” she said. “This is our time.” But 48 hours later, this is what the world—even in the left-leaning media—is saying: CNBC’s [Read More…]

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Peggy Noonan: “It was at CBS that I really learned the essentials of what professional journalists do”

She learned it the same way I did, from many of the same people, working in the same cramped studios with bad lighting and musty air in the bowels of what was once a dairy in midtown Manhattan. I arrived a few years after she had left. But clearly, not much had changed. Good times:  When I [Read More…]

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Mmm, mmm good? Campbell’s unveils a gay dads soup commercial

Seems like everybody is hopping on the gay ad bandwagon.  Take a look at the latest. [Read more…]

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Saluting “Back to the Future”—and Biff Tannen, Catholic!

Who knew?  Well, anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave knows that today is a big deal for “Back to the Future” fans. What you may not know is that the iconic villain of the trilogy, Biff Tannen, was played by a devout Catholic, Thomas F. Wilson. He now has his own website, promoting [Read More…]

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Baltimore’s Catholic Review newspaper to become a monthly magazine

A trend continues. From The Baltimore Sun:  The Catholic Review, which has chronicled Catholic life in Baltimore for nearly two centuries, will stop publishing in its traditional newspaper format and become a glossy monthly magazine. The Oct. 29 issue will be its last as a biweekly newspaper, editor and associate publisher Chris Gunty said Wednesday. [Read More…]

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Hell freezes over: Playboy to stop publishing photos of nude women

No, this news isn’t from The Onion. It turns out that very soon, men really will be buying the magazine for the articles. Via The New York Times:  Last month, Cory Jones, a top editor at Playboy, went to see its founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. In a wood-paneled dining room, with Picasso and de [Read More…]

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From the Synod: Observers say media coverage “doesn’t reflect what we see in there”

From today’s press briefing, via CNS:  Two couples attending the Synod of Bishops on the family said what surprised them most about their first synod in Rome was reading inaccurate media coverage of the closed-door proceedings, the diversity of problems families face around the world and the synod fathers’ great concern and compassion for the [Read More…]

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Fox News’s Kirsten Powers announces: “I’m becoming Catholic!”

The news has been hurtling around the world tonight on Twitter: About Powers, from her Wikipedia page: Kirsten A. Powers (born 1969) is an American political pundit and analyst. She began her career as a Democratic Party staff assistant with the Clinton-Gore presidential transition team in 1992, followed by an appointment as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for [Read More…]

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Just in time for Respect Life month, an app that slaps life in the face

A truly repellent idea:  Wannabe tech entrepreneurs Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough haven’t even launched their first app yet, and they’ve already achieved international fame … for all the wrong reasons.  Dubbed the ultimate “Mean Girls” by their growing army of critics, the pair have gone into near-hiding this week after people all over the world reacted [Read More…]

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Mercy is the message: Vatican announces theme for World Communications Day 2016

From CNS:  For World Communications Day 2016, Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Communication and Mercy: A fruitful encounter.” As the church celebrates the extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, which begins Dec. 8, the pope also wanted to invite deeper reflection on the link between communication and mercy, said a statement from the Pontifical Council for [Read More…]

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