A public letter to Hottiegram
I know that somewhere a PR profile of me says that I cover "women's issues," but do you know where I work: A CATHOLIC MAGAZINE! I frequently get e-mails pitching me the latest diet fads, make-up, and other products that I would never put in U.S. Catholic magazine. Most of these e-mails I delete without even looking at them, but your press release warranted a response.
What self-respecting woman would ever send their boyfriend, husband, or "new fling" an e-card with a "hottie" on it for Valentine's Day?!
Walking to justice with immigrants
Being pro-young mothers
After laughing and saying that that would take a boy, my mom said that she and my dad would love and support both me and a child. Even though I was far from dating, I was comforted to hear this. Even though she was pro-choice politically, that didn't mean she would encourage her daughter to have an abortion.
Up in the Air
Up in the Air directed by Jason Reitman (Paramount Pictures, 2009)
One year after hope came to Washington
Today marks the one year anniversary of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Last year it seemed that most of the country was filled with hope (though certainly some were filled with dread).
Today, little of that hope seems to be left.
But rather than blaming Republicans for sucking out all of the liberals' hope or blaming Democrats for squandering their supposed "control" of Washington, one group is proposing a different solution. Their goal: Change Congress.
How Catholic is your media?
The offices of U.S. Catholic got a call from a local reporter after Cardinal Francis George's opening address to the bishops, specifically about this line: "[Bishops] have recently begun discussions on how we might strengthen our relationship to Catholic universities, to media claiming to be a voice in the church, and to organizations that direct various works under Catholic auspices." The reporter wanted to know if USC was "concerned."
10 Things I Hate About Christianity
By Jason Berggren (X Media, 2009)
So much for Paul's assertion to the Corinthians that "the greatest of these is love." Jason Berggren openly admits in his debut book, subtitled "Working Through the Frustrations of Faith," that hate isn't what you're supposed to feel, but he's an angry young man and he does anyway. He hates that parts of his faith don't make sense, he hates that faith takes so much work, and he hates that he wouldn't have it any other way.
A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop
by Rembert Weakland (Eerdmans, 2009)
When Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland resigned in May 2002, he did so in the midst of a media firestorm. Earlier that month, ABC News had broadcast an interview with Paul Marcoux, who claimed that Weakland had sexually assaulted him two decades earlier. In the days that followed, the public learned that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee had paid $450,000 to Marcoux in a confidential settlement. Subsequent revelations suggesting that the relationship had been consensual did little to salvage Weakland's reputation.
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, and Company, 2008)
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