Corapi announcement? — UPDATED

A reader posted this in the comments thread of an old post about Fr. John Corapi, and similar statements are hurtling around the Catholic blogosphere tonight.  It evidently comes from a statement distributed to those on Fr. Corapi’s e-mail list: We understand many of you would like an update–any update–on the status of Fr. John [Read More...]

Leading cause of death: Chris Matthews

Actually, it’s television in general.  But I’m sure he has something to do with it. Glenn Beck, too, for that matter. Details: No one ever claimed that watching TV was healthy, but doctors are only now discovering just how bad it can be. Evidence from a spate of recent studies suggests that the more TV [Read More...]

Let's remember Russert

Rocco did yesterday, on the anniversary of the legendary newsman’s passing: Above all, Russert’s death genuinely, deeply shook no shortage of folks — above all, the many ’round here who were so blessed to have known him, but just as much, the far more of us for whom his hour on Sunday morning was almost [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“There exists a Christian way of being present in the digital world: this takes the form of a communication which is honest and open, responsible and respectful of others. To proclaim the Gospel through the new media means not only to insert expressly religious content into different media platforms, but also to witness consistently, in [Read More...]

The book of tomorrow?

A priest bounded into my cubicle this morning with his iPad.  “You have to see this,” he said breathlessly.  He’d downloaded this app, and was almost giddy with excitement.  Could we do something like this with the magazine?, he wondered.  As he flipped through the pages and fingered the pictures and expanded and compressed graphs, [Read More...]

Yes, I took that shot with a camera phone

It’s amazing what these little marvels can do now.  This morning, while biding my time in the rectory between baptism intakes, I took the shot this below with my Android EVA Smartphone from Sprint.  It’s a figurine on a top shelf in the rectory office. You can click on the image to enlarge. How’d I [Read More...]

Set your TiVo for "Today"…tomorrow

Evidently, Matt Lauer and company will be offering an extended look at life at the Vatican — including a day in the life of the pope, and more. Over a “Whispers,” Rocco has posted a tease video, featuring a sweet moment when Lauer got to meet Benedicit (under the bear paw of the always-affable Archbishop [Read More...]

Meet the priest who's "one of the most dangerous people in town"

And he’s been called that because of ardently pro-Catholic letters he writes for the hometown newspaper in Minnesota. From the Duluth News Tribune: Every 30 days or so he and his opinions are published in the letters to the editor section of the News Tribune. He’d be in more often if we let him, no [Read More...]

"The problem wasn't that Katie was a woman…"

Last week marked the end of an era — okay, a mini-era — with the final sign-off of Katie Couric as anchor of “The CBS Evening News.”  The marriage of Katie and CBS was rocky from the start.  What went wrong?  Some thoughts from someone who was there at the beginning (that would be, um, me): People have [Read More...]

Arnold and Maria separate

It’s one of those stories where the people involved are so famous and familiar, no last names are necessary. From the Los Angeles Times: Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver [Read More...]


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