(Hee-hee…) Colbert Reviews History Channel’s “The Bible”

Well, okey-dokey…. A “beefy Jesus”?Stephen Colbert makes fun of the History Channel’s new miniseries, “The Bible” by Mark Burnett (Survivor) and his wife Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel).  Colbert’s humor is, as we’ve come to expect, cheeky and irreligious; but you've gotta admit, he’s a pretty funny guy. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive … [Read more...]

The Day I Visited the Domus Sanctae Marthae

Domus Sanctae Marthae

“Why yes [eyelids fluttering], I’ve been to the Pope’s new home….”  And I’ve got photos!Here's how it happened:  Some years ago, I was leading a group of Catholic business leaders to Rome and almost to Poland.  (I say “almost” because I broke my foot on the cobblestones in Rome and had to fly home—and I will likely die without ever having visited the birthplace of Blessed JPII.)To help with the Poland portion of the trip, we enlisted a young Polish Dominican, Fr. Wojciech Giertych.  I had … [Read more...]

All the World’s a Stage

Who'd have thought that I'd love a commercial?!But this one has such grace, such nobility! Here is a British commercial for Google+. The ad features the voice of English film, television, and theatre actor Benedict Cumberbatch, whose acclaimed roles include Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama Hawking (2004) and William Pitt in the historical film Amazing Grace (2006).Cumberbatch is reading Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQDYt61yHdg  … [Read more...]