Pope Francis on the Cover of TIME…. And 13 Other Magazines

Time Magazine "Person of the Year"

Deacon Greg Kandra brought this up: Just how many times are we going to see Pope Francis smiling from the cover of a magazine as we pass through the supermarket checkout line?  Wow, he’s right!Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, and he was featured on the cover of this week’s issue of the magazine.Then he was featured in the New Yorker magazine, and there he was again, smiling at us from the front cover.And again!  This time he was named “Person of the Year” … [Read more...]

Archbishop Nienstedt Did Nothing Wrong; So Where Is the Media Now? Where Are YOU?

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Warning:  This. Makes. Me. Cranky.Look, I’m as concerned as the next person about the safety of children.  I believe sexual perpetrators should be prosecuted and imprisoned.  I think that Church leadership should take strong measures to ensure that priests who betray their sacred trust are removed from ministry.The media can play an important role in safeguarding the public trust, when Church and community leaders fail to do their job.What has happened in the Twin Cities, though, goes … [Read more...]

Help Catholic Media in Maine, Win the President’s Old Socks!

President Bush and President Clinton Socks Picture

On September 5, 2013, former President Bill Clinton paid his annual visit to former President George H.W. Bush at the Bush home in Kennebunkport, Maine.The two men enjoyed lunch together; afterwards, there was a photo session, during which President Clinton was photographed laughing and pointing down at Bush’s flamboyant cactus-themed socks.The photo made the national spotlight—appearing in national media outlets including ABC, FoxNews and the Huffington Post, as well as on social media w … [Read more...]