Sure, Fr. Hans Küng believes in the dubious problem of overpopulation, and that the birth control pill is the best thing since sliced bread, etc. But still, you probably didn’t see this tacit endorsement coming. [Read more…]
Given that Alfred Hitchcocks’ life has been in the news of late, what with the film Hitchcock hitting the theaters, I was happy to learn that he returned to the Catholic faith of his youth (if he strayed), and died in the resting arms of the Church.
This touching story, told by Fr. Mark Henninger, SJ, appeared in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It’s an eye-opening eyewitness account of Alfred Hitchcock, fellow Catholic. [Read more…]
Because Christ is God and frankly, Mammon is a chump.
The Mammster is nowhere even close to having the qualities that we human beings crave and desire to emulate, follow, and become. Christ the King, though, smiling down on us from the banner collage, and the photograph above, and warming our hearts inside, has all of the qualities that we desire in abundance. [Read more…]
It’s the Global Citizen Festival and it’s “free” for a ticketed donation. The proceeds will be used to combat extreme poverty around the world.
“Frank,” you’re thinking, “this is great news if I happen to live near New York City. But I don’t, so why bother?” [Read more…]
The late economic historian, and former financier Peter Bernstein explains this fact well in an article published in the New York Times during the early innings of the tumult of the U.S. debt crisis. Bernstein authored a half dozen classics, among them Against the Gods, the Remarkable Story of Risk, which was published in 1996.
It was in that book that I became reaquainted with Blaise Pascal, [Read more…]
But you knew that already, right?
A preview of the official video for the exhibition-event Lux in Arcana — The Vatican Secret Archives reveals itself. [Read more…]
See what I discovered: God made man simple, but they get lost in their many thoughts.—Ecclesiastes 7:29
Just in time for the year-end wrap ups, I saw an article the other day over at Our Sunday Visitor about Investing with a Clear Conscience (and earlier this year over at Crisis Magazine was a similar one called How to Invest Like A Catholic, to which this post was initially addressed). Being a former stock broker, one who let my Series 7 License (and all the rest of my assorted licenses) lapse as soon as I left that field (1995!), Joe Six-Pack, USMC knows a little bit about investing. So reading the articles, to me it sounds more like “How to be neurotic about investing, like a Catholic.”
As if there weren’t enough things to get ulcers about. [Read more…]