Why You’ll Never See the “F” Word on My Blog


I get it: I'm older and crankier than some of you. There is an entire generation of young Americans, many of whom have a casual regard for the rules of polite speech which marked my early years. For some of these young people, the 'f' word is just another, more expressive means of communicating.To which I say: No, it isn't.Every once in a while, I have to repeat the rule that offensive speech--name calling, profanity, blasphemy and obscene speech--will not be tolerated in my combox. F … [Read more...]

Vatican Conference on Women: Plastic Surgery Is Like “A Burqa Made of Flesh”

Nancy Brilli - Life of Women

Last month I told you about a controversial new video released by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture, in preparation for the February 4-7 Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which has as its theme “Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference.”  Critics of the video thought that the Italian actress who invites women to send their concerns via video is too coquettish, too sexy, too flip.Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, prefect of the Pontifical Council for Culture, chose … [Read more...]