They Have to Do Better Than That

“You’ve got to be kidding me?  Is this the best atheists can do?”  These were the questions running through my mind as I was monitoring a debate between former Evangelical pastor turned atheist, Dan Barker and president of the Freedom from Religion organization, and well-known Christian author and apologist Dinesh D’ Souza.  Barker is a major force behind the “just […]

How Far will the Secular Media Go with the Kermit Gosnell Story?

The absolutely gruesome story received national coverage.  When the news broke the week of January 17th about the horrific discoveries at a Philadelphia abortion facility, the story was featured on CBS News, Fox News, the Associated Press, and even the New York Times published a report. The Times buried the story on page A25 but at least they did cover […]

A Bitter, but Very Sweet Event

On January 24th hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists will gather in Washington for the annual March for Life.  Last year organizers estimated that close to 400 thousand people braved the cold to head to the nation’s capital to be a voice for the voiceless.   This mammoth event has been going on since abortion on demand became the law of […]

The Church and the Facebook Frontier

It was a call not for new teaching, but for new ways to deliver the teachings of the Church.  That was the gist of the reflection offered at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops fall general assembly held last month in Baltimore. Leading the charge was Bishop Ron Herzog from the diocese of Alexandria Louisiana.  In his reflection he […]

All I Want for Christmas is More Media Awareness and Activism

One prayer or Christmas wish that has been on my heart this season is for Catholics and other Christians to realize the importance of using their voices to challenge the agenda of the MSM or mainstream media.  I am not just referring to the news media, but the mass media in general including the TV networks, advertising industry, the music […]

Avoiding the “Super Catholic” Syndrome this Christmas

Those of us who are doing our best to try and follow the teachings of the Church know enough to not take our cues from secular society, especially in regards to what the world says is important at Christmas.  We try not to get sucked into the culture of consumerism and commercialism and what has become society’s idea of the […]

Dancing for Dad

I have heard it from so many people over the years regarding the passing of a loved one, especially a parent; “no matter how old or sick they are when they go you’re never ready.”  I now know what that those words are very true.  My father, Michael Annunciato Squillace was born on the Feast of the Annunciation and died […]

Former Runway Model has a Message for Teens and Tweens

In 2004 the Dove Soap company did women everywhere a big service by conducting an international study on beauty.  They asked women around the world what they thought of themselves and how the media impact their body image and self esteem. The report, among other things, noted that only 2% of women around the world would describe themselves as beautiful.  […]