NBC, the SPLC, and Me

NBC, the SPLC, and Me

An NBC news station recently did a report on Cultures in Context. When the reporter first contacted me, he indicated that the segment would discuss the Southern Poverty Law Center’s claim that my nonprofit organization is a hate group. The report turned out to be more...
Fool Me Once

Fool Me Once

“Pope appoints head of Amalgamated Coal Mines to lead Vatican Commission on Climate Change.” It’s a headline you’re unlikely to ever see.  The climate may change, but Pope Francis’s opposition to fossil fuel is set in, well, anthracite. But suppose for a moment...
The Media’s Islam Protection Program

The Media’s Islam Protection Program

I see that Ousseynou Sy’s sentence for attempted murder has just been reduced to 19 years on appeal. Ousseynou Sy? Perhaps the name doesn’t ring a bell. He’s the bus driver who set his bus full of children on fire two years ago. It happened on a highway near Milan,...
Jihad and the Complexities of Immigration

Jihad and the Complexities of Immigration

It’s time for Catholics to move beyond the level of “If you close the door on immigrants, you’re closing the door on Jesus,” and think more rigorously about the subject. In a recent CWR essay on the massacre of 10 people in Boulder, Colorado by a Muslim, I made the...
Boulder but no Wiser

Boulder but no Wiser

If the media remains true to form, it will drop the Boulder story within a very short time. In the wake of the March 23rd killing of ten people at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, two Catholic bishops quickly responded with words of solace. They...