Thursday, June 19, 2014

March for Marriage 2014

Today is the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. Speakers will include San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. You can watch live video coverage of the march starting at 11:00 AM Eastern Time today (just a few minutes from the time I am publishing this post), at

UPDATE: Here is the updated direct link for live streaming of the March:

I am also embedding the live video below, so that you should be able to watch it right here:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother Angelica Remixed -- Jesus Loves YOU!

Here is the third episode in the "Auto Tune the Church" series from Clark Jaman of Jungle Heart Productions. I have posted the first two episodes here and here. (These videos are made in the style of the popular PBS "Remixed" videos, such as this one with Mr. Rogers.)

Kudos to Mr. Jaman for creating a great balance of a serious message, humor, music, and just plain offbeat weirdness in this video featuring EWTN's Mother Angelica:

Cardinal Arinze on Abortion and Politics

I love Cardinal Arinze. He does not beat around the bush, but rather gets right to the heart of the matter:

(I found this video on Fr. Z's Blog and on

Something Other Than God

Jennifer Fulwiler's book, Something Other Than God, about her conversion from atheism to Catholicism, was released this week. I have ordered the book for my wife, and I am looking forward to reading it too.

Here is a video of various bloggers and authors reading passages from this book. Be sure to watch for the great C. S. Lewis quote at the end, which was the source of the book's title:

Jennifer discusses the story behind the video here on her blog.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II

I was overjoyed at the canonizations this past Sunday, especially of Pope John Paul II, who means so much to me and to my family. I loved seeing Pope Francis embrace Pope Emeritus Benedict. The whole "day of four popes" (John XXIII, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis) was a sign of continuity in the church, a sign that while different popes have different styles and different emphases, we are still one church, with Christ as our head.

If you missed the canonizations, here is the complete video, first from the Vatican and then from EWTN:

On the first video, click on "English" at the top of the video to hear commentary and translations in English. (English audio starts around 4:22 in the video.)

For more videos about the canonizations and other Catholic news and events, check out the Vatican YouTube Channel and the EWTN YouTube Channel.

The Third Way

I apologize for the very long hiatus from blogging here. I found the following video today, thanks to some participants on the Catholic Answers Forums. This is (apparently) the video that I mentioned a while back that Fr. John Hollowell was planning to make about Catholic teaching on homosexuality (though Fr. Hollowell is not actually in the video). I am very impressed with how the video turned out. Please watch it and share it with others. I believe that this video conveys the message that we Catholics need to get out into the public -- this "third way" that is neither the condemnation and bullying of homosexual persons that comes from some Christians, nor the approval of homosexual activity that comes from much of secular culture.

By the way, I recognized a couple of great Catholic bloggers among the people who were interviewed: Melinda Selmys of Sexual Authenticity, and Joseph Prever who is also known as Steve Gershom.

UPDATE: Not only does the general public need to hear the message of this video, but so do Catholics -- myself included. We need to take this message to heart, about being more welcoming and understanding of people who have same-sex attraction. As Melinda Selmys says in the video, the church must function as family and community to same-sex attracted people who are committed to chastity, and she calls us to task for not doing a very good job of it right now.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fr. Robert Barron on the Pope Francis Interview

I am a bit late in posting this video, but here is some commentary from Fr. Barron, regarding the big interview with Pope Francis that was all over the media several weeks ago:

If you would like to read the entire interview, you can find it here. (I admit I got only about halfway through it, but I hope to finish reading it when I get some time.)

The Alleged Conflict Between Science and Faith

Here is a talk given in Ireland by a British priest and physicist, Fr./Dr. Andrew Pinsent, on "The Alleged Conflict Between Science and Faith":

The Election of Pope Francis - Remixed

The same gentleman who created the video which I posted as "Pope John Paul II Remixed" has done another video for the election of Pope Francis. This one is not quite as good as the first one, but it's entertaining, and it was nice to revisit Pope Francis's election:

In the video description on YouTube, the video creator says that he already has plans for a third video. I will watch for it and try to post it here when it's available.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fr. Robert Barron on "The Child-Free Life"

I am a bit out of date in posting this video, as the Time magazine article mentioned by Fr. Barron is from a few months ago, but this is a good commentary:

Fr. Barron also made a follow-up video on the same topic: