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If You’re Catholic, Doritos Are Nacho Chip…

For the last several years, Frito-Lay, the company that owns Doritos, has sponsored the Crash the Super Bowl contest. Consumers are invited to create their own Doritos ads and at least one fan-made commercial is guaranteed to air during the Super Bowl. Over the years Doritos offered bonus prizes ranging from $400,000 to $1,000,000 making the Crash the Super Bowl contest the largest online video contest in the world. During this year's Super Bowl, a Crash the Super Bowl Doritos commercial aired that riled up both the pro-life and the pro-abortion factions. If you haven't seen it, a mother is Read More

March For Life 2013: A Reflection

The following is a reflection I wrote on the D.C. Metro after marching in the 2013 March For Life. I've never seen anything like this. 500,000 (or MORE) human beings in the snow, bitter cold, etc. No one was fussy. No one was rude. No one was out of control. There was singing. Praying. Crying. Story telling. Prayerful silence. FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE!!! THINK ABOUT THAT!!!! All united against against an evil that has been accepted as a norm, as a right of our society. Keep in mind, MANY of these people have come from far parts of the country, Read More

Bring Back the Pie!

The majority of Catholics have fallen into the same mindset as the general culture when it comes to the schedule of celebrating holidays. Easter doesn't suffer as much as Christmas, presumably because Easter isn't a major retail holiday season, so the stakes aren't as high, economically speaking. Sure, McDonald’s does a big business in fish sandwiches during Lent, and Cadbury gets its share due to goo-filled chocolate eggs. Christmastide is greatly abused and forgotten these days, to say nothing of poor Advent. Starting today, we enter the REAL Christmas season. Just as the rest of the world is putting Read More

Death and Disappointment…

In the wake of the attacks on Paris, the social media sphere erupted with outrage, sadness, fear, check-ins, news reports, and first-hand posts from those who had experienced the slaughter first-hand. No more than 24 hours later, the complaining started. First it was the Catholics complaining that the use of the French tricolor flag to show support for France was unbecoming for use by any Catholic who was worth his salt. Then it was reported that university students were complaining that the Paris bombings were stealing attention away from their protests. Then it was those who complained that all the Read More

The Papal Visit: In the Styling of Roseanne Roseannadanna

Dear Roseanne, Ever since Pope Francis arrived in the United States and started talking about this, that, and the other thing, all I've been hearing is people complaining about what he's saying, what he isn't saying, what he should be saying. What do you think about all this and should I even care? Sincerely, Milton Dworkin Mr. Dworkin, I know what you're talkin' about, because, I, Roseanne Roseannadanna, have had the same thought! From the minute the Pope arrived, I've only been upset that he was wearin' white after Labor Day, but when you're the Pope, I guess you can Read More

Oh the Humanity…

The following is just my own version of the somewhat hackneyed phrase, "Oh the humanity!" that was uttered by American radio reporter, Herbert Morrison; overwhelmed at the sight of the Hindenburg exploding above his head. There is simply too much to try to process regarding the recent videos that have finally brought to light the enormity that is Planned Parenthood. So, please excuse this blog. Try as I might, I find that I cannot organize my thoughts about this topic enough to have them make much sense. --Elizabeth  In the last couple of weeks, videos have surfaced (the latest surfacing Read More