“Reporter” listed as worst job of 2013

From the Wall Street Journal: This year, several professions geared toward serving the financial and health needs of an aging population made the top ten, says Lee, including audiologist, financial planner, and physical therapist. As for the worst job of 2013? Newspaper reporter bumped last year’s loser, lumberjack, for the ignominious distinction. “It’s been low [Read More…]

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Cry babies

What do you think about kids crying in church? We’ve been reading about  it here and here and here. Tomorrow, I’ll be talking about it  on the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick at 6:35 am ET. [Read more…]

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Gosnell backlash: how a free press becomes less free

If the press isn’t responsible, the government will start trying to tell it what to do.  And you will encounter things like this:  Some 72 members of Congress have signed on to a letter demanding that the mainstream media provide coverage of the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve [Read More…]

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Is media bias tainting the Gosnell story?

Veteran journo Paul Moses ponders that question over at Commonweal’s blog:  There is a lively debate over whether major national news organizations have ignored or downplayed the trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor who is charged with murder in the deaths of seven babies allegedly born alive and one mother…With the sensational charges made by both sides, the intense [Read More…]

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Idiotic argument of the week: the real cause of the Gosnell horror was the pro-life movement

While the shocking details of the Kermit Gosnell trial continue to seep out — and the national media averts its gaze — people are asking how it happened in the first place. NARAL has a convenient answer: So why did women go to his clinic? Why not choose a legitimate, reputable provider of abortion care? [Read More…]

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Network may add church-based dating show

Attention television executives: yes, there is an audience for this kind of programming. Take note. Details:  Spurred by the success of an original game show that rewards knowledge of the Bible rather than, say, how much grocery items cost at the supermarket checkout, the GSN cable channel is considering a dating show with a religious [Read More…]

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Meet Matt Malone, editor of America

I can report from personal experience that Fr. Matt Malone is a very nice man, and exceedingly tall.  I first met him a few years ago, when he was a guest on my TV show, “Currents.”  Now we’re both working as magazine editors. He’s being profiled in the New York Times. I’m not. Go figure. [Read More…]

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Dolan: “Sometimes, the Church has got to be out of touch…”

Details:  During an interview for “This Week,” Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that the Catholic Church’s very nature means it will be — from time to time – out of touch with the concerns of its followers. “Sometimes by nature, the Church has got to be out of touch with [Read More…]

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Pope’s Holy Thursday Mass: simple, diverse, closed to the media

From the Vatican:  The Mass of the Lord’s Supper that Pope Francis will celebrate on Holy Thursday in the chapel of the Casal del Marmo Penitential Institute for Minors (IPM) will be, by his express desire, very simple, as reported by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. Concelebrating with [Read More…]

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Another Catholic newspaper folds

Details:  The Catholic Northwest Progress, a newspaper published for more than a century by the Seattle archdiocese, will cease publication on June 27 and be replaced by a ten-times-a-year magazine from Michigan that will focus on evangelization, the Archdiocese of Seattle quietly announced. “Subscriptions for The Progress have declined steadily over the past four decades: [Read More…]

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