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AMERICAN CULTURE


On my way to Mass this Sunday, my eyes’ attention was seized by one of those unbearably bright digital billboard signs that change colors and messages every 5 seconds, this one now advertising candy and flowers at a local grocery store under the following headline: VALENTINES DAY IS COMING! I have long since been de-sensitized to […] Read more...

TAGS: American Culture, History, Saints



The suggestion is bound to be repellent to some.  Still others will, only hastily glancing at what follows, take it as just a cheap rhetorical ploy, an attention-snatching headline to fool unsuspecting readers.  But the question is honest and serious: to what extent have 21st-century America Catholics made the consumer habit of selection, of picking […] Read more...

TAGS: American Culture, The Catholic Thing



With apologies to Mario Puzo. In Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 movie The Godfather, Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone, played by James Caan, receives a bullet-proof vest wrapped around some fish to notify him that the loyal enforcer Luca Brasi had been eliminated by a rival gang. I wonder if there was similar dialogue in Pakistan: Al-Sonny wahiri […] Read more...

TAGS: American Culture, Morality, News



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