Category: Catholic Media

A Catholic media tragedy

Yesterday brought devastating news for the Church and Catholic journalism, when Catholic News Service (CNS) announced that they will be shutting down their Washington, DC and New York bureaus at the end of the year, and that all of its...

A Catholic media tragedy

Is Pope Francis really confusing?

Today, I’d like to draw your attention to an excellent video by the Franciscan friar Fr. Casey Cole. Fr. Casey has a very popular podcast and YouTube apostolate called “Breaking in the Habit.” The mission of this media apostolate is...

Is Pope Francis really confusing?

The possibility of schism in the Church

Just a quick post, But I would like to share the video of this panel discussion I watched live last night on the possibility of a schism in the Church by those who reject the teaching and authority of Pope...

The possibility of schism in the Church

Slander, EWTN, and Cannibalism

It has now been more than ten days since the release of the transcript of Pope Francis’s September 12 encounter with 53 Slovak Jesuits in Bratislava, and we have finally had a response from a representative of the EWTN network....

Slander, EWTN, and Cannibalism

A different religion?

“It seems as though we aren’t even part of the same religion.” Sometimes saying a thing enough times does make it true, and in his public response to Traditionis Custodes in a New York Times op-ed, Michael Brendan Dougherty makes...

A different religion?

Father Z, Challenge Accepted — UPDATE

Today I was directed to a post on the blog of Fr. John Zuhlsdorf,  who has been been saying and doing increasingly disquieting things since the presidential election, most notably the livestreamed exorcism rituals he performed every day for two...

Father Z, Challenge Accepted — UPDATE

From the other side of the pond…

It’s been a stressful few days in the United States, to say the least. On Thursday morning, I participated in an online briefing hosted by the UK-based Religion Media Centre. The purpose was to inform UK-based religion reporters about the...

From the other side of the pond…

EWTN: The voice of opposition to the pope

Perhaps last week’s news that EWTN had reshuffled its radio lineup, dismissing several longtime on-air voices including Gloria Purvis (who was outspoken this year about the US Church’s failure to address racism) and Fr. Larry Richards (who has been a...

EWTN: The voice of opposition to the pope

Response to Raymond Arroyo

Thursday night, at the conclusion of The World Over, Raymond Arroyo responded to the piece I published Wednesday about his interview last week with the former US papal nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. His response is below (starting at 55:20):...

Response to Raymond Arroyo

Viganò burns EWTN and Raymond Arroyo

Catholic media serves a vital role in service of the Church’s mission of evangelization. Good journalism and expert commentary can help inform Catholics about the important issues facing the Church. It can empower us to be more effective in the...

Viganò burns EWTN and Raymond Arroyo