Once Cherished Detroit Journalist Turned Thoughtless Blogger – The Tipping Point of Mitch Albom’s Generational Supremacy

I’ve had a gripe with Mitch Albom for a long time. Like many, I used to be a huge fan. Tuesday’s With Morrie made me cry and The Five People You Meet in Heaven made me wonder, gasp and smile. He used to be “our guy” on ESPN’s Around the Horn or Outside the Lines. And—as a New Jersey transplant—he was the champion of Detroit when others were kicking us while we were down. Then he lied about a little detail in a Free Press article… Will Albom’s woes taint journalism? It was a small detail, but it was lying nonetheless. And since then—- A once staple column in the Detroit Free Press, Mitch Albom’s weekly Sunday pieces have tended to follow a stagnant, boring and Kale-infuriating formula in recent years. If he isn’t writing books about how scared of death he is, or he isn’t dropping an article touting… Read More…

A Priest Walks into a Cyber-Survey: Papal Surveys & Cafeteria Bishops

A priest wasn’t sure if his sound system was working when he saw some confused expressions from the cheap seats.  He said, “I think there’s something wrong with this microphone.” “And also with you,” they replied. Okay, so now Catholics have to say “And with your spirit,” so the joke’s gone the way of the confessional.  But the response from the parishioners might be the same.  The Church has instructed its leaders to ask some key questions in preparation for an October 2014 conference on the family.  (See article.) Attendance is down in churches around the world, but most notably around the Detrot area.  Reasons vary, but many polled generally attribute a lack of acceptance, flexibility and tolerance from the church’s leadership.  According to the Free Press, The archdiocese said there are 1.38 million people in its six counties who identify as Catholics. About 700,000 are registered at about 240… Read More…