Monthly Archives: May 2016

Angry Birds, Twisted Culture

By |2016-05-21T01:12:49+00:00May 21st, 2016|

It takes a lot to offend me nowadays, given the thick-skinned attitude toward movies that we all must, of necessity, develop as media consumers. However, I became an angry bird myself while watching the eponymous movie on its opening weekend. Like any kid movie, Angry Birds contains the expected inane humor suited to an adolescent [...]

Notre Dame’s Moral Equivalency Award

By |2016-05-18T01:06:02+00:00May 18th, 2016|

By Thomas J. McKenna Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame… What though the odds be great or small Old Notre Dame will win over all While her loyal sons are marching Onward to…moral equivalency and rampant degradation of Catholic teaching. The famed “Notre Dame Fight Song” is supposed to end with the rousing phrase, “Onward [...]

Jesus, Master of the Apostles

By |2016-05-05T23:46:05+00:00May 5th, 2016|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR For you, Eternal Shepherd, do not desert your flock, but through the blessed Apostles  watch over it and protect it always, so that it may be governed by those you have appointed shepherds to lead it in the name of your Son. (Preface I of the Apostles, Roman Missal, 2011.) I [...]

Comforter of the Afflicted

By |2016-05-05T02:27:27+00:00May 5th, 2016|

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary; call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips; never suffer it to leave your heart…while she holds your hand, you cannot fail. ~St. Bernard of Clairvaux, (1090-1153) Of all the blessings that a mother is for her children, clearly, [...]

Athanasius the Exile

By |2016-05-02T00:14:58+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

Feast Day of St. Athanasius: May 2 An extremely bright light and fiery character of the early church was the 4th century Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, St. Athanasius (AD 296-373). What a champion he was. He almost singlehandedly stood as a pillar of iron and a wall of brass against the very influential churchmen of [...]