First TIME, now Newsweek

The weekly newsmagazines have lost their collective minds.  TIME magazine offered us this jaw-dropper last week.  And now, Newsweek ups the ante. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek, is quoted here as saying “Let the games begin.”  What’s next? [Read more...]

Fr. Robert Barron named Chicago seminary rector

Exciting news for the church in Chicago — and for the young men at Mundelein Seminary: Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, has named Rev. Robert L. Barron as the rector/president of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, effective July 1, 2012.  He had been serving as the Francis [Read More...]

Encouraging intelligent conversation in the comments

A comment about comments, from the Washington Post: I think the problem with commenters isn’t so much a technology issue as a social one. Somehow we’ve rewarded, or at least learned to tolerate, a world where the drive-by insult is the norm. As we crank up the ease and pace of our “social” interaction while [Read More...]

Keeping it classy: the new cover of TIME

Just what we all want on our coffee table at home. Read more here. Also, a mother explains why she breast-fed for so long in this essay. [Read more...]

Incredible: this commercial was shot in just one take

And no special effects. Read all about it here.  At the link, there’s also a video explaining how it was done. But first: watch below. [Read more...]

“Who wants to live in a ghetto, anyway?”

That’s the question at the heart of this thoughtful and challenging piece by Star Foster, who toils over at the Pagan Portal here at Patheos (and who, I should add, is a great gal, to boot!)  I’m not in the habit of posting links to pieces by Pagans, but I thought this one worth thinking [Read More...]

“60 Minutes” on Christians in the Holy Land

The exodus from the Holy Land of Palestinian Christians could eventually leave holy cities like Jerusalem and Bethlehem without a local Christian population. Why are they leaving? “60 Minutes” Sunday night found some compelling answers in a report by Bob Simon that offered a look at a subject that doesn’t get a lot of attention [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan named one of the 100 most influential people in the world

Details from TIME magazine: With his crimson cassock, wide grin and rotund good cheer, Timothy Dolan, 62, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, seems a figure out of the age of the old movies Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary’s — a warm prelate who leads his flock more by charm than fiat. [Read More...]

“A reporter’s job is such a joy!”

That’s Mike Wallace, getting the last word (as he should) in this superbly produced piece from yesterday’s “Face the Nation.”  Kudos to editor Warren Lustig and Morley Safer for capturing the man so perfectly. [Read more...]

True, so true

In remembrance of Mike Wallace, this inspired 1981 New Yorker cartoon by Charles Barsotti says it all. [Read more...]


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