Apocalypse 2012 end of the world!

Benjamin Society Today

Hollywood is churning out more and more films that destroy the world. The classic nuclear holocaust and radioactive winter has lost popularity recently, but climate change might cause floods of biblical proportions or a new ice age. Gigantic meteors could pulverize the earth. When the possibility of natural disasters ends, the real terror begins. An unstoppable pandemic viruses, engineered in …

In the latest Health Care news…

Fr. Joel Society Today

The news recently reported that Pfizer (maker of Viagra, Zoloft, Lipitor, and other commercials) and had been fined $2.3 billion. Apparently they were promoting drugs by inviting doctors to “consultant meetings” at resort locations, paying their expenses and providing perks, including free golf and massages. (Devlin Barrett, Green Bay Press Gazette, “Pfizer to pay record $2.3 billion penalty for drug …

Why US Healthcare is Sick and Congress cannot fix it

Fr. Joel Society Today

Fr. Joel The government is currently in the process of "fixing" health care. Before they fix health care, maybe we should look at what else they fixed recently, like the US financial system. Is anybody else worried? I recently read an excellent article, "U.S. regulators could learn from Canada’s banks." Even after the financial shake-up, Canada ranks #1 in financial …

Death be not Proud

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Society Today

-Fr.Joel Michael Jackson is still dead.As though afraid that Americans would forget, the media could talk of nothing else. Listeners, viewers and readers were treated to special reports and tributes, pictures and interviews, and talk, talk talk. The “King of Pop” had passed. He was not famous for his humanity, his wisdom, his courage our his kindness. He was famous …

Dark Nights

Benjamin Society Today

Fr. J: So you finally saw The Dark Knight. What did you think? Fr. B: It was powerful. It was long and rather dark, but the director moved the plot along well so it didn’t drag. I like the fact that the action followed the story and not the other way around. Fr. J: I found it a very heavy …