• The comedian and the Lifeguard

    Comedy is all about timing and Robin Williams was a master of it. So much so that even in his tragic death there exists an interesting piece of timing that may allow us to extract some good out of the bad of someone discarding the most precious gift.

  • Read all about it … next week

    I think this can be categorized under the heading of what is old is new again. Newspapers are still important. Of course, you’re reading this in a newspaper so it goes to reason that this would be a valiant and hopefully not vain defense of “old” media that struggles against seemingly overwhelming odds.

  • Truths my father taught me

    When something would get under my dad’s skin, usually it had something to do with hippies, the Beatles or the graduated federal income tax system; he would start pulling on his right ear.

  • Sometimes it doesn’t take a village

    When I think of my misspent youth in front of a cathode ray tube, I recall how television in its limited form way back then was a way to plot the seasons.

  • A life at a funeral

    She was not famous. TMZ would never in a million years have been interested in hounding her to get her photo as she emerged from a trendy West Hollywood restaurant. A reality show based on her life would not have lasted two episodes.

  • A problem of cosmic proportion

    “Cosmos, A Spacetime Odyssey” has recently completed its run on Fox and National Geographic Channel and was, for the most part, riveting television. But it did leave me with wanting less — less bashing of my faith and more science.

  • ‘The Middle’: A pater familias in an unfamiliar place

    Fathers have not always fared so well in either human history or popular culture.

  • Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

    In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The Voice Italy on June 5.

  • ‘Fargo’: Trouble in the Heartland? You betcha

    As the late Fulton Sheen once said to an evolution fundamentalist: “We are not risen apes, but fallen angels.”

  • Young nun wows judges on Italy's 'The Voice'

    Sr. Cristina Scuccia is a 25 year old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family who has appeared on The Voice of Italy, a reality show akin to American Idol or Britain’s Got Talent.

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What is the family’s value in our society?

Archbishop José H. Gomez

We need to put the family first again in our society.

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