Doritos and the revival of voluntarism

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the absurd reaction of NARAL Pro-Choice America to the lighthearted Super Bowl commercial produced to advertise Doritos. In the 30-second clip, a pregnant mother, undergoing an ultrasound, is annoyed by her husband who is absent-mindedly munching Doritos while their baby’s image is displayed on the screen. But as the father moves the corn chip, the baby in the womb moves with it; and when the mother throws the chip across the room, the child reacts so keenly and purposively that he decides this is the moment to be born.

Using the long reach of prayer during Lent 

At the beginning of Mass on Super Bowl Sunday morning, I mentioned to my small congregation that they should be mindful of the large electronic "liturgy" later that day that would bring millions together for a football game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

Fighting sex trafficking at the Super Bowl

 With the Super Bowl approaching, New Jersey Catholic high school students have developed an anti-sex trafficking public service announcement, and a Catholic investment group gets the word out to Tri-State hotels.

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