The other day I lamented losing an hour to reading Joseph Bottum’s personal essay about his ideas on how the Church should handle the Same Sex Marriage situation.
I would trade that experience in a heartbeat in order to get back the 8 minutes I lost in seeing the depths our culture has sunk to as Miley Cyrus performed at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. [Read more...]
Salman Rushdie on the “Culture of Offendedness,” and Thoughts of Other Authors Whose Names Start With “S”
From The Independent, with a dateline out of Edinburgh, the noted author observes that we’re all too offended nowadays. What? You hadn’t noticed? [Read more...]
So there I was, minding my own business, getting ready for a day off tomorrow to celebrate the birth of our nation. And then I saw this…
I’m all for love of God, and love of country, but make the hurting stop!
News flash: the Blessed Virgin Mary isn’t Betsy Ross. [Read more...]
You know, when there isn’t one. You may become a pawn of Jimmy Kimmel Live, like these eager folks. [Read more...]
E.J. Dionne holds forth on who the best man for the job of Pope will be, and why.
In giving up the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI was brave and bold. He did the unexpected for the good of the Catholic Church. And when it selects a new pope next month, the College of Cardinals should be equally brave and bold. [Read more...]
At five times longer than your average blog post, the article from Vatican Radio published yesterday is well worth the read. I was going to blow it off though, even before I realized how long it was. That is, until the following words of our soon to be cloistered Pope emeritus lured me in, [Read more...]