The pope on new media: believe what you tweet!

Faithbook, anyone? “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 one’s own digital profile and in the way one communicates choices, preferences and judgements that are fully consistent with the Gospel, even when it is not spoken [Read More...]

Fox rejects "Jesus Hates Obama" ad for Super Bowl

Every year, it seems, someone creates an outrageous ad that generates gobs of publicity because no one ever sees it on the Super Bowl. It’s happened again this year.  Details, from the New York Daily News: Fox has rejected a controversial Super Bowl ad from conservative comedy site JesusHatesObama.com, according to the site’s creator. Richard [Read More...]

"Put out into the deep and lower your nets for a catch"

If you need a reminder of why Pope John Paul will soon be known as “Blessed,” this wonderful video tribute by Salt+Light TV says it all. Take a few minutes and be reminded of a great man’s message, and mission. [Read more...]

A new online magazine tracks news of the Ordinariate

And the first big news is the ordination of three former Anglican bishops today as deacons. Details: Today, former Anglican Bishops Andrew Burnham, John Broadhurst and Keith Newton became Catholic deacons, and on Saturday they will be ordained Catholic priests. The first “personal ordinariate” is being born, though its official birth awaits a decree from [Read More...]

Has MTV lost its mind? — UPDATED

It certainly seems to have lost whatever was left of its soul. Aggie Catholics takes a close look at the new series “Skins”: After looking at the website and promo video (WARNING – Extremely graphic language, situations, and images), I have to say I am shocked by how bad it is. I can’t believe they [Read More...]

UPDATE: Vatican involvement in exorcist series is "unofficial"

Remember this story?  It had a few people scratching their heads — including some at the Vatican. The Los Angeles Times offers an update: News broke last week that Discovery Channel plans to launch the 10-episode series sometime this spring through an unprecedented partnership with the church. An initial report, confirmed by Discovery executives, said [Read More...]

"Dear"-ly departed: a vanishing salutation

Another sign of the times: it turns out that “Dear” is becoming, in popular e-mail correspondence, a four-letter word. From the Wall Street Journal: When Abraham Lincoln wrote to Ulysses S. Grant in July 1863, after a key victory during the Civil War, he began his letter, “My dear General.” When Giselle Barry emailed a [Read More...]

Vatican teams with Discovery Channel for TV series on exorcisms

And it’s reportedly set to hit the airwaves later this year. From Entertainment Weekly: Discovery Channel is teaming with the Vatican for an unprecedented new series hunting the deadliest catch of all: Demons. The Exorcist Files will recreate stories of real-life hauntings and demonic possession, based on cases investigated by the Catholic Church. The project [Read More...]

The homeless man with the golden voice

This story speaks for itself — literally.  Just watch. You can read more about him at this link. UPDATE:  Turns out there’s a nice epilogue to the story! [Read more...]

Having BlackBerry trouble?

No problem!  Just watch. [Read more...]


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