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Mea Maxima Culpa: an exposé of an exposé - Sean Murphy

In the recent film, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Oscar winning director Alex Gibney promises to show his audience "an exposé of abuse of power in the Catholic Church, and coverups that lead to the highest office of the Vatican." But the story told about "the Vatican" and Fr. Murphy in the documentary is turned on its head by the evidence they produce and the evidence they neglect.   Read more...

A critic blinded by hatred - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Christopher Hitchens is blinded by hatred.   Read more...

A literary adulterer confesses her e-sins - Barbara Kay

I was smitten by an enormous pang of guilt when I read that the Nicholas Hoare bookshop, for 40 years a fixture in my neighbourhood's tiny, semi-tony shopping hub, is closing its doors this July.   Read more...

A man of the year, but a Church for all time - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Time magazine used to be delivered to our home when I was a boy, one way my parents provided for our broader education.  Read more...

Admit it: You're afraid - Rev. Raymond J. de Souza

'I'm afraid, but fine, so deal with it," said Ezra Levant, publisher of the Western Standard, of his decision to publish the world's most famous cartoons. "Get security or just be careful. But I'm not so afraid that I'm going to sell out our heritage of freedom."  Read more...

Aids and the News Media - ARCHBISHOP CHARLES CHAPUT

The recent series on Priests and AIDS in the Kansas City Star used highly misleading statistics to promote an anti-Catholic agenda.  Read more...

An Unnecessary and Untoward Controversy - George Weigel

Brother Roger Schutz, founder of the Taize Community in France, was one of the great Christian spirits of the 20th century.  Read more...

Anchors Aweigh - Sterling Rome

Bias in broadcast news anchors is inevitable when the profitability of entertainment is placed ahead of the integrity of information.  Read more...

Anti-Catholicism - Archbishop Timothy Dolan

The following article was submitted in a slightly shorter form to the New York Times as an op-ed article. The Times declined to publish it. I thought you might be interested in reading it.  Read more...

Apocalypse No - Peggy Noonan

The New Republic's editors seem to have mistaken Vietnam movies for real life.   Read more...

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Catholic Media's Greatest Star - THOMAS REEVES

When Sheen went on television in February 1952, his Life Is Worth Living programs became extremely popular, competing effectively against shows starring “Mr. Television,” Milton Berle, and singer-actor Frank Sinatra.  Read more...

As Long As They Spell Our Names Right - Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

Why is religion so little and so poorly reported in the media, or is it?   Read more...

Bad News on Priests and AIDS - David Murray & S. Robert Lichter

On Jan. 29, an exclusive Kansas City Star story carried nationwide through the Knight-Ridder News Service proclaimed a scandal of silence in the Catholic Church involving priests and their sexuality.  Read more...

Benedict XVI walks a religious tightrope - Father Thomas D. Williams, LC

We woke up this morning in Jerusalem to newspaper headlines decrying the supposed inadequacy of Pope Benedict's remorse in his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial Monday and in his meeting there with six Holocaust survivors.  Read more...

Benedict’s timeless touch noble, but tricky - John Allen

Pope Benedict XVI's visit yesterday to Yad Vashem, Israel's main Holocaust memorial, had been billed coming into this trip as a make-or-break moment, a key test of whether the pontiff could mend fences with Jews after several recent setbacks.  Read more...

BioSpin — Why Adult Stem Cell Research Successes Get Downplayed by the Media - Wesley J. Smith

"Adult-Stem-Cell Breakthrough!" the headlines should have screamed. "Stunning Discovery Could Mean No Need to Use Embryos in Research." Unfortunately, with the notable exception of a front-page story in the Boston Globe, the mainstream media has significantly downplayed this potentially exciting scientific discovery.  Read more...

Blessed are the spin doctors - Austen Ivereigh

In the run-up to the release of the film of The Da Vinci Code on 19 May the communications director for the UK branch of Opus Dei, a bundle of nervous energy even in calmer times, can hardly contain himself.  Read more...

Bluster masquerading as reason - Rex Murphy

If we are to have an adjudication on the Pontiff ’s complicity or innocence in the matter of coverups or evasion by the Catholic Church in the sexual-abuse scandals that have rocked it, I’m not sure I’d go to Christopher Hitchens to get it.  Read more...

Catholic website drawing thousands back to faith - Catholic News Agency

In less than three weeks, 3,000 Catholics returned to the Church in the Diocese of Phoenix due to the effort of a new lay apostolate, CatholicsComeHome.org.   Read more...

Catholics and the "Fourth Estate" - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

America's news media have enormous opinion-shaping power. Therefore it's vital for Catholics to understand how the media work, and especially how they work on us.  Read more...

Catholics, the Media, and the American Public Square - Faith and Reason Institute

The following is an edited transcript of speeches given by: Rod Dreher Senior Writer, National Review J. Bottum Books and Arts Editor, The Weekly Standard Philip F. Lawler Editor, Catholic World Report and Robert Lockwood Director of Communications, Diocese of Pittsburg. These papers were given at a conference on Catholics and the Media held at the National Press Club on March 13-14, 2002.  Read more...

CBC gives Father Rosica glowing review - Deborah Gyapong

Father Tom Rosica, CSB, used to feel as though he was entering a lions' den when he first started meeting with members of the mainstream media as director and organizer of World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto, but he persisted, believing that following the example of Pope John Paul II meant he needed to build bridges.  Read more...

Charity by Proxy - Rob Low

New reality shows let us feel good by watching others do good.  Read more...

Cheerleading for Divorce - Jennifer Roback Morse

“51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse,” the New York Times trumpeted last week. Is this something to celebrate, as the paper of record seemed to do? And more importantly, is it even true?  Read more...

Day 2: Pope still extremely Catholic - Mollie Hemingway

I hope everyone is having a blast with Day 2 of Papalpalooza.   Read more...


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