New Media

Introducing StrangeNotions.com – Reason, Faith, and Dialogue

For the last couple years I’ve been working behind-the-scenes on a huge new project, and last Monday it finally went live. The project is called Strange Notions, and it’s designed to be the central place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists. As a ‘digital Areopagus’, it features intelligent articles, compelling video, and rich discussion throughout its many …

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Kids These Days- Introducing YOUCATholic.com

“Think about what would happen if New Advent, Catholic Answers, Busted Halo, and Ignitum Today all fused together into one website for youth…” I teach 7th grade. Don’t worry, I’m completely sane, even at the end of the school year when my students’ hormones are raging and the scent of summer fills their nostrils. Granted, there …

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How Cardinal Newman Handled the Haters

In January 1864, the Protestant pastor and novelist Charles Kingsley reviewed an English history book for Macmillan’s Magazine. The review began innocently enough. Kingsley critiqued the author’s handling of English figures like Mary Tudor and Queen Elizabeth. However, it quickly devolved into potshots against Catholicism in general, and against one of its most ardent supporters, …

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#Ivoted

So wow. How about that election, huh? Don’t worry all you election weary people; this post is not going to go into a political recap complete with my personal impressions of party platforms, voter turnout, the Electoral College, etc, etc, etc. In the words of Hank Hill, I think we’ve all had just about enough …

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New Catholic Podcast Announced for the New Evangelization

Greg and Jennifer Willits, co-hosts of the Catholics Next Door, formerly on the Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Catholic Channel, announced the re-launch of their podcast program of the same name on Monday. “In the past, podcasts have been the number one way we’ve been able to support our various ministries, and we believe God is going …

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5 YouTube Videos that Turn Heads TOWARDS Catholicism

Although not surprising, it is astonishing that Catholicism is viewed by the world so negatively. As Peter Kreeft mentions in his talk Seven Reasons Everyone on Earth Should Be a Roman Catholic, “We’re like an iron ball in the pit of the world’s stomach, we can’t be digested, we can’t be assimilated”. As it is, …

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Cloistered Nuns Secure Worldwide Music Distribution

Amazing.  Beautiful.  Necessary.   – It’s difficult to find the right words to describe the angelically perfect sound of Advent At Ephesus – an upcoming release by the De Montfort Music Label. This story is special for a number of reasons. First, the nuns who perform on Advent at Ephesus live a cloistered life. Their …

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A Prayer for America – An Election Video

This fall I have been working at CatholicVote.org. While we do a lot of different things, one of the things we are best known for are the videos we put out. Starting in 2008 we have launched several videos about politics, voting, cultural issues, and the Catholic Church. This year, we wanted to produce a …

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IT at The Fest

Ignitum Today (IT) blogger to speak at The Fest. Over 38,000 people are expected to attend the Diocese of Cleveland’s Family Festival. Entertainment includes Grammy winning Switchfoot, Peter Furler and more. IT blogger Royce Hood will be speaking on behalf of Ave Maria School of Law along with Michael Acquilano and Father Michael Orsi. Topics …

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(Video) Creative, Must-Watch Video on Contraception and NFP

Originally published at Brandon’s blog, BrandonVogt.com.   With the HHS mandate still under review, contraception remains a hot topic. Across the country from Facebook walls, to news media, to water-cooler chats, people are wondering how anyone could reject artificial contraception. Isn’t that absurd? Or at least irresponsible? How could someone think contraception is a bad idea for …

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LCWR & NPR – Airing Our Dirty Laundry

I have always loved Fresh Air with Terry Gross on National Public Radio (NPR). She is the perfect interviewer, intelligent, compassionate, and always knowledgeable about her interviewee. She has an amazing ability to keep her personality vanilla enough not to distract from the main attraction, the person being interviewed. Of course, she has bad days, …

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Interview with Kevin Knight – On New Advent and Digitizing Catholic Tradition

Imagine telling Blessed John Henry Newman or Venerable (!!) Fulton Sheen that it was possible to carry the entire Summa Theologica, the writings of the Church Fathers, and hundreds of Church documents wherever they go, on a device that fits in their pocket. They would have been flabbergasted, jaws dropping to the floor. And if …

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