Category Archives: Pop Culture

Dear Tiger,

The details are none of my business. Thank you.

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Of whisper campaigns and broken marriages…

I don’t normally respond to anonymous commentators who leave false email addresses while engaging in whisper campaigns. However, Anonyman (aka “Nothanks@youdonotcare.atall”) provides me with an opportunity to re-visit a piece Jacqui Rapp and I co-authored after the marriage breakdown of several celebrity Catholic couples. Anonyman writes, in response to my post asking whether LC/RC can repent, the following:

The adulterous “professional” never will have to repent. He can divorce his wife with the blessing of the Church, knock up his little baby girl and stay with her

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UPDATED: Please give Terri a big hug from us

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Some sad news about Bob Schindler, one of the most decent Catholic gentlemen my family and I have even been blessed to call our friend. He passed away of a heart attack this past week. Most of you know Bob as a loving father who for years fought to save the life of his daughter Terri Schindler-Schiavo. When the state permitted the man to whom Terri was still legally married (despite the fact he was engaged to another woman) to take Terri’s

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Where did man come from?

Another of this year’s Eurovision pop songs has a Christian significance, the Bosnian song “Pokusaj” (“I’ll try”).
The singer Laka dances in poses that remind us of the development of man and apes, but according to his lyric, evolution isn’t all that important: Man didn’t come from the monkeys or out of the sea, he came from love:

The musical style is stadium pop, sort of an homage to Springsteen.

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Senhora do mar

The Eurovision international song contest for 2008 was held a few weeks ago, and while many of the songs in the competition were forgettable pop numbers or lame jokes, a few stood out in an interesting way. The beautiful, impassioned entry from Portugal, while not exactly a religious song, could only have been created in a Catholic culture.
The lyrics and an English translation are available on-line.

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What? Who?

On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak
Eric Johnson
John Schultz


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