75th Anniversary

  • Those TV Commercials!

    October 10th, 2011

    A Catholic Digest classic article from July 1954 Photo from Photos.com   At 5:15 pm, August 28, 1922, people listening to WEAF-AM radio in New York heard Mr. Blackwell of the Queensboro Corporation encourage New Yorkers to leave the crowded, congested living areas of the city. “As you value your health and your hopes and your home happiness,” he… read more »

  • What Do You Call That Thing You Ride In?

    September 26th, 2011

    A classic Catholic Digest article from August 1950 Photo from Photos.com   As Hurricane Irene ambled up the east coast of the U.S., our markets were full of people desperately hunting for artificial electrical organs. That, at least, would have been what they were looking for if Alessandro Volta’s original name for batteries had been … read more »

  • When Boors Drive Cars

    September 12th, 2011

    A classic Catholic Digest article from 1954 Photo from Photos.com   “Road Rage.” We read about it all the time. The term bespeaks our stressed-out lives as commuters living with an endless nightmare of bumper-to-bumper traffic, and taking out our hair-trigger anger on any driver or pedestrian who gets in our way.     … read more »

  • Sisters Are So Fragile

    August 29th, 2011

    A classic Catholic Digest article from 1950 Photo from Photos.com   In 1955 an article in Catholic Digest told the story of a little Kindergarten boy who reached up to give his teacher, a Catholic nun, a hug. As he started to put his arms around her he slipped his right hand under her veil and grabbed her ear. Then he turned to his classmates… read more »

  • The ‘Bad-Marriage’ Dilemma

    August 15th, 2011

    The classic article that got Catholic Digest banned Photo from Photos.com   When readers started leafing through the pages of their March 1954 copy of Catholic Digest, they may have been startled to see the following notice on page 10:   The ‘Bad-Marriage’ Dilemma By request of the Archbishop of Saint Paul, we publish herewith a communication concerning an … read more »