Inauguration Blues

Despite the deepest hopes of many die-hard Trump supporters that the outgoing president would somehow snatch victory from defeat at the eleventh hour, Joe Biden is to be inaugurated today.  Our second nominally Catholic president shall no doubt wish to ceremonially cloak himself in Kennedy’s mantle; unfortunately for him, both COVID-19 restrictions and the odd [...]

NYT on ‘celibate, gay, conservative, Catholic writer’ Eve Tushnet

Regular readers of InsideCatholic will know Eve Tushnet for her many excellent articles that we run here regularly. Over the weekend, though, she was introduced to a larger audience via a profile in the New York Times as "a gay Catholic voice against same-sex marriage": “The sacrifices you want to make aren’t always the only [...]

Hollywood Becomes Less Plastic; Remains Creepy

Speaking of beauty and botox, here's an encouraging story from the NYT about how Hollywood is getting a little tired of plastic ladies with nylon hair. “I think everyone either looks like a drag queen or a stripper,” said Marcia Shulman, who oversees casting for Fox’s scripted shows. Some of this difference may have to [...]

Where the NYT went wrong

Patrick O'Hannigan over at The American Spectator had an excellent piece yesterday summarizing the various ways the New York Times got its reporting wrong when it published the "Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys" story. He breaks it into four categories. Here's an excerpt outlining the first two: Issue One: Chronology. If [...]

Milwaukee priest sets the record straight on NYT article

Challenges to the New York Times piece on the abuse scandal in Milwaukee keep on coming, and they damage is piling up. The latest comes from a priest who directly oversaw the case against Father Lawrence Murphy, though he was never contacted by the Times for comment. Now, he says, he wants to set the [...]

Best book on nutrition in 40 years, says NYT

Michael Pollan's new book, Food Rules, is number one on Amazon and was called "the best nutrition book in 40 years," by New York Times personal health columnist, Jane E. Brody: "I suspect that this little book can do more than the most authoritative text to get you motivated to make some important, lasting, health-promoting and [...]

Stupak Says USCCB Should Be Tougher On Health Care

From todays's New York Times comes a story by Jodi Kantor about Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI).   It contains the following very interesting tidbit: (Mr. Stupak says he urged the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to toughen its stance on the legislation; representatives from the conference and the National Right to Life Committee did not return calls.)    [...]