OMG: why's everybody talking in txt?

There goes the English language. A look at this phenomenon, from the AP: “ILY!” Susan Maushart’s 16-year-old daughter often calls out over her shoulder as she leaves the house. Sure, actual words would be better. But Mom knows not to complain. “A mother of teenagers is pathetically grateful for an ‘I love you’ no matter [Read More...]

"This might be the most useless thing ever created…" — UPDATED

That’s Mike Hayes, the “God Googler,” on the much-touted new confession app: I fear that people might use it as a way to just go through the motions of a checklist without thinking about their past month or so (or longer) since their last confession. I also think it might lead many to scrupulosity. Thinking [Read More...]

Touchdown! John 3:16 ad airs during Super Bowl

After first declaring that it was out of bounds because it contained “religious doctrine,” FOX relented and aired the ad last night. Details: Millions of Super Bowl viewers got a dose of Scripture Sunday night when a Christian group’s John 3:16 commercial was unexpectedly aired. Just before the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. [Read More...]

May The Force be with you…

Caught this over at Elizabeth Scalia’s joint, and it’s the first commercial in a long time that made me laugh out loud.  Enjoy.  [Read more...]

The missal translation: there's an app for that

Really. It came out last summer but, as interest in the missal has picked up, so has curiosity about the app. Details: An iPhone has been launched to help people understand the new translation of the Mass. The New Mass app, which costs 59p in Britain, has been endorsed by Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto. [Read More...]

The Beatitudes in Cairo

Deacon Eric Stoltz, who has created one of the most readable and compelling parish websites anywhere at Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, is using that site as powerful teaching tool this week. He’s paired news images from Cairo with the Beatitudes that we heard in mass last Sunday. Below: “Blessed are they [Read More...]

Fox rejects religious-themed Super Bowl ad

The ad references a familiar bible verse — and reports say that it was rejected by Fox for containing “religious doctrine.” Check it out below and see what you think. [Read more...]

Red Bull mocks confession

I first heard this joke a few years ago … and I’m frankly surprised that someone thought it would make a good commercial. Well, truth be told, it doesn’t. What seemed naughty and irreverent as a joke comes off here as just tacky.  And what this has to do with Red Bull remains a mystery [Read More...]

Feeling penitent? There's an app for that

And, it’s the first to have the official blessing of the Catholic Church. From the National Catholic Register: Readers may recall a recent post about the offensive Penance App that came out in December that makes a mockery of the Church. Well, iPhone users now have a Church-approved App that could actually be beneficial to [Read More...]

Meet Archbishop Dolan's broadcaster brother

Another Dolan is making his mark on the Church — this one, from behind microphone. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Vince Lombardi was the unofficial pope of Green Bay, and Mike McCarthy is a good Catholic boy. And while there is no tangible evidence that God is a Packers fan, it can’t hurt to fill [Read More...]


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