AussieMite Apologizes for Irreverent Ad—But Did They Really Mean It?

Comic posted on the AussieMite Facebook page, after their formal apology

Well, that was fast!  Now you see it, now you don’t.This morning I wrote about an offensive commercial advertising a popular Australian yeast spread, AussieMite.  In the video, an attractive young woman approaches a bishop in the communion line to receive the Eucharist and then, to my horror, takes the consecrated host out of her mouth and dips it into a jar of the brown pasty stuff.  The bishop is first shocked, but then at her invitation he, too, dips a host into the jar.My readers have … [Read more...]

Exorcist Author William Blatty Challenges Georgetown’s Catholic Status

Georgetown University

William Peter Blatty, Academy Award-winning author of The Exorcist, has joined with other alumni of Georgetown University to oppose what the Cardinal Newman Society has called “rampant abuses of Catholic identity” at Georgetown.Blatty and more than 1,200 concerned alumni, students, faculty and parents have signed a canon law petition asking Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, to remove the label “Catholic” from the school because of its continuing embrace of secularism.Since … [Read more...]