The POTUS and The Inquisition

February 7, 2015 Michael Coren 0

This past week, in remarks made at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama condemned ISIL/ISIS, denouncing it as “a brutal, vicious death cult that, in the name of religion, carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism—terrorizing […]


What Women Want: Rome Ponders

February 5, 2015 Mary Jo Anderson 0

Yesterday the Pontifical Council for Culture convened its Plenary Assembly: “Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference.” In charity, one hesitates to pen a post of doom about the Vatican’s effort to engage women’s issues. I am […]


The State of Catholic Schools in England

February 4, 2015 Joanna Bogle 0

Catholic schools are very popular in Britain and many—perhaps most—are oversubscribed. It has become a cliché to say that the only reason Catholic churches are so well-attended is that young parents are desperate to appear […]

Kevin Costner’s Big Gamble

February 4, 2015 Patrick Coffin 0

Actor-director Kevin Costner is an iconic fixture in American cinema. At 60, he still bears a neo-Gary Cooper, or, some would say, James Stewart, quality. With an understated “aw shucks, ma’am” quality you can’t get […]


The San Francisco Mission

February 3, 2015 Fr. Joseph Illo 0

A simple altar boy policy at my parish, Star of the Sea Church, has unleashed a media firestorm. Hundreds of parishes in this country, and some entire dioceses, do not permit altar girls, so why […]