The Pope of audience surprises

*By Stephen Driscoll During the May 22 general audience, Pope Francis got into a small debate with his security detail that gives a glimpse into his personality. Standing just a few feet from the Pope, I could hear him and his security team shouting over the roar of the crowd. They were debating whether the […]

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Valedictorian, we salute you!

*By Mary Rezac An article from the Washington Times grabbed my attention on Twitter this morning – “Crowd stunned after valedictorian rips up speech, recites Lord’s prayer.” Say what!? Roy Costner IV of Liberty High School in South Carolina brought his pre-approved speech to the podium to deliver his valedictorian address at graduation. And then […]

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TIME’s ‘Me Me Me Generation’

By Elise Harris* TIME Magazine recently published an article by Joel Stein entitled “The New Greatest Generation: Why Millennials Will Save Us All.” The front cover of this month’s issue alludes to this article, and the fact that “the Millennials” (those born from 1980-2000) are often called the “Me Me Me” generation, and are referred […]


Pope Francis speaks to a narcissistic Church

By Elise Harris* In listening to the words of the Holy Father in his many different homilies, audiences and speeches since his election, there is one incredibly clear message he is sending to us: the Church is narcissistic. We are a narcissistic Church, the product of a narcissistic culture. In almost every homily, audience and […]

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