Posts in category "Pop Culture"

Are You Shopping Today on Black Friday?

                            If you’re reading this, you’re probably not out shopping this morning to snag that 50 inch TV for $249.  Me either. Or maybe you’ve already returned home with your prized possession and you’re gloating over a big plate of leftovers. I... Read more »

James Bond is Catholic? Fr. Barron Reviews "Skyfall"

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I haven’t been to the movies in a very long time, but Fr. Barron’s fascinating review of the new James Bond movie has me considering seeing the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. SPOILER ALERT!  He does give away a few details you might not want to know, but I think you can enjoy the movie... Read more »

Let Me Introduce You to a Catholic Rapper: Alfonso Pedroza

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You can find Alfonso Pedroza on Facebook and on Twitter.  He is “a multi-genre producing young Catholic from Santa Ana, CA. Producing and composing music inspired by the Holy Spirit for almost 7 years for God’s major glory.”

Turn, Turn, Turn: To Everything There is a Season

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Today’s first reading, Ecclesiastics 3:1-11, brought back many memories.  The first I had ever heard of this scripture was when the 1960’s group, The Byrds sang it.  I had no idea it was from the Bible back then. Enjoy your morning and bring peace to someone’s day.

The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice

“It’s all about a sadistic Catholic nun and people who abuse and torture people in a Catholic asylum,” said Bill Donohue of The Catholic League about the new television show entitled:  American Horror Story:  Asylum. And it’s also about the acceptable practice of being prejudicial towards the Catholic Church.  Have you heard about the “PISS CHRIST?” Andres... Read more »

The Hookup Culture: a commentary by Fr. Barron

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Back in the day, (cough!) we called it other things.  But having “been there done that” I can tell you I never felt good about myself until I left that lifestyle. And after I left that lifestyle, I realized that what I had become was the very men I so loathed! We live in a... Read more »

God is Bigger than Elvis - Just Ask Dolores Hart

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Grab your coffee and settle in and watch this amazing story of faith!

Our Blessed Lord and the Hobbit

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When I was in high school everyone was reading The Lord of the Rings.  I think I picked it up once but soon abandoned it.  Fantasy was never my thing.  And to this day, I haven’t read it. I have always loved to read until I got to high school.  Reading “literature” killed it for... Read more »

The Last Week of Lent

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, Upon whom I have put my Spirit … Isaiah 42 1-7 (1st Reading) The Lord is my light and my salvation. – Psalm 27:1-14 (Today’s psalm) Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had... Read more »

A Sexual Fantasy World

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Talking with our kids about sex can be awkward.  After my parents argued about the subject, my father handed me a paperback book, complete with illustrations! Back then, I wasn’t pummeled with sexual images from the media, unless you can call reading the articles in Playboy being pummeled.  It was a very different world back... Read more »