I've complained about the lack of stimulating Catholic content in the media, including on the web. To be honest, I rarely watch any video or read any article on Catholic themes without thinking: "Ho hum. I agree with you already, and you're not telling me anything new."
But recently I've discovered Fr. Mike Schmitz, and I think he's very good.
Actually, I'd seen some of this priest's videos before, and I have to admit I was rather prejudiced against him. He has a golly-gosh, happy-smiley manner which I assumed meant he was a wishy-washy priest. I was wrong! Somehow, another of his videos caught my attention, and won me over to check out some others. As far as I can see they are all very solid-- and, more to the point, he manages to relate Catholicism to ordinary life. Maybe he's not told me anything I didn't know, but he made it compelling, and made me look at some things I already knew in a different (and helpful) way.
It also made me think about the whole smiley happy thing. Fr. Schmitz uses it to very good effect. He's not watering anything down, he's just presenting it in a genial manner. Some of his jokes are cheesy, but that might not be the worst thing in the world.
As I've said before, my attitude towards Michael Voris of Church Militant TV has shifted. There was a time when I wrote against him. Subsequently, as I realized just how much of a crisis has developed within the Church itself, I changed my mind, and I now think the work he's doing is very important. But I still have reservations about his style. It's important to speak out about the crisis in the Church, and about the watering-down of doctrine, discipline and devotion...indeed, the complete neglect of the supernatural in all too many cases. But Voris rarely seems to talk about anything else, and that relentless negativity and abrasiveness is, in my view, rather unhealthy. I'm told that his channel's premium content focuses more on ordinary catechesis, and perhaps that's true. But I'm only going on the free content (which is also rather excessively devoted to pleas for donations).