The Michigan Catholic September 5, 2014 Al Kresta Too often, it seems that the common decency and intellectual honesty that earlier generations expected from adults is no longer valued in our world more concerned with entertainment, consumerism, self-presentation and impression management. So three incidents of
The Michigan Catholic August 22, 2014 Al Kresta After Robin Williams’ suicide, I interviewed a film critic and an aspiring filmmaker about Williams’ often troubled life. The interviews were respectful, even charitable, but not gushing or whitewashing. Nevertheless, emails objecting to the favorable comments started
July 29, 2014 Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered
The Michigan Catholic July 25, 2014 Al Kresta When I see people cloaking their own political/economic preferences with the authority of divine revelation, I get angry. Jesus, himself, got angry when the Pharisees attributed to their own traditions a divine authority for which they had
The Michigan Catholic June 26, 2014 Al Kresta The June 9 cover story of TIME magazine wonders or, rather, insinuates, that we have reached the “Transgender Tipping Point,” and dubs it “America’s next civil rights frontier.” Who are the “transgendered”? “I’m a woman trapped in
The Michigan Catholic June 12, 2014 Al Kresta Every few years television talk shows recycle past popular themes. One perennial favorite features prostitutes who, even after marrying their pimps, keep working the streets. “Why give up the income? It’s not cheating, it’s just a job.
The Michigan Catholic June 2, 2014 Al Kresta “I never knew these things really happened.” That statement of shock first dropped from my lips 40 years ago. Since then it has formed the scaffolding around the project commonly called “living out my life.” God acts
The Michigan Catholic May 9, 2014 An unchurched student at MSU in 1974, I realized that the Resurrected Jesus of the New Testament was alive. He had counted the hairs on my head and penetrated the hidden recesses of my heart. He existed. He was
March 24, 2014 Join us for the 2014 Spring Membership Drive, Monday through Friday, April 7-11, from 7 am to 7 pm each day as we continue the work of the New Evangelization. Our continuing theme is Build the Church, Bless the Nation.
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE March 15, 2014 4:00 AM The Catholic Church a year into Pope Francis’s tenure. By Interview ‘The acceptance of life as it is must teach us trust and humility,” the late Roman Catholic author Caryll Houselander once wrote. “This is because every