‘Blindside’ mom launching show to help adoptive families

New York City, N.Y., Jun 2, 2013 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- The mother whose story inspired the hit movie “The Blindside” has taken on a new television series to assist families in navigating the process of adoption.“We are taking one family at a time and we are trying to make a difference,” said Leigh Anne Tuohy, adoptive mother of Super Bowl champion and offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, Michael Oher.Ever since her family’s real life story of taking in … [Read more...]

Faith requires sharing, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2013 / 09:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The multiplication of the loaves and fish highlights our need to share our faith with others as part of a conversion to a deeper unity with Christ, Pope Francis says.“The feast of Corpus Christi asks us to convert to faith in Providence, to share the little that we are and that we have, and to not ever close ourselves in,” said Pope Francis June 2.During his Sunday Angelus address on the Feast of Corpus Christi, which … [Read more...]

St. Norbert’s conversion and reforms remembered June 6

Denver, Colo., Jun 2, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 6 the Catholic Church honors Saint Norbert of Xanten – who started out as a frivolous and worldly cleric, but was changed by God’s grace into a powerful preacher and an important reformer of the Church during the early 12th century.He is the founder of the Norbertine order. Born around the year 1080 in the German town of Xanten, Norbert belonged to a high-ranking family with ties to the imperial court. As a young … [Read more...]