JennaAndDan

After Grim Prenatal Diagnosis, Couple Takes Unborn Child on Bucket List of Adventures

Today's Daily News features the story of Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley, a Pennsylvania couple who are expecting their first child on October 12. The bad news is that their baby boy, named Shane, was diagnosed with anencephaly, a birth defect that results in babies missing the front parts of their brain and sometimes not even having it covered with skull or skin.Instead of having an abortion (which is sometimes done in these cases), Jenna and Dan, who are both described as devout Catholics, are … [Read More...]

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Advice for the Spiritual Sons and Daughters of Mary

A few months ago, The Christophers recognized Father David T. Link with our James Keller Award at the annual Christopher Awards ceremony. Father Link became a priest late in life, and now serves as chaplain for several Indiana State prisons.In a book about his life entitled "Camerado, I Give You My Hand," author Maura Poston Zagrans shared this story about a Mass Father Link held for inmates at one of the prisons on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since we … [Read More...]

Jim Caviezel’s Role as High School Football Coach Reflects Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, & John Paul II

Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, and John Paul II.Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of those men are reflected in Coach Bob Ladouceur, the character he plays in the new film “When the Game Stands Tall” (opening August 22nd).Inspired by actual events, “When the Game Stands Tall” shares the story … [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Dealing with Suffering

Father Jonathan Morris realizes that when we're in the midst of suffering or when someone we love is enduring hard times, "our faith in God can be tested."So how should we approach our faith during these experiences - and how can we unite our suffering with what Jesus endured on the cross, … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Tears of a Clown: Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 of Apparent Suicide

The news that actor and comedian Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide is naturally going viral. Reports say that he has been struggling with depression for some time now. Whether that had anything to do with the cancellation of his last TV series - "The Crazy Ones" with Sarah Michelle … [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Last Judgment

Father Jonathan Morris admits that the title of this week's video reflection - The Last Judgment - sounds scary, but he doesn't think it should be if we've come to know God as a merciful and loving Father who wants only the best for us.Father Morris goes on to explore Matthew 25 in which Jesus … [Read More...]

Taylor Swift’s New Duet Partner is Six-Year-Old with Leukemia

In what qualifies as the celebrity good deed of the week, Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift paid a surprise visit to an elated six-year-old fan, Jordan Lee Nickerson, who is undergoing chemotherapy at Boston Children's Hospital for leukemia and other related issues.The two chatted about … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Michael Johns Brought Soul to “American Idol.” Now May His Soul Rest in Peace

There's no shortage of stories that make you realize how fragile life is. That fact was brought home to longtime "American Idol" fans this weekend with the announcement that season seven contestant, 35-year-old Michael Johns, had died from a blood clot in his ankle. There are few details at this … [Read More...]

Actor Kelsey Grammer Offers Forgiveness to His Sister’s Killer

Actor Kelsey Grammer is best-known for his comedic role as Frasier Crane on the TV series "Cheers" and "Frasier." But the actor also has a troubled past including multiple marriages and drug abuse. In light of some of the tragedies in Grammer's life (the rape and murder of his sister, the shooting … [Read More...]

Jim Caviezel Jumps Over a Table to Greet a Young Fan at Comic-Con

The "Person of Interest" panel at San Diego Comic Con this weekend featured stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker - and executive producers Greg Plageman and Jonathan Nolan.When the moderator opened the floor to questions from the audience, one of the … [Read More...]

Son Thanks Mother for Gift of Life By Donating His Kidney to Save Her Life

I just came across this preview clip of tonight's episode of "NY Med" on ABC at 10E/9C. One of the stories that will be featured involves a 24-year-old son donating his kidney to his mother because she gave him life; now he wants to give her life.Watch the brief clip below for a vivid portrait … [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Choosing the Media You Consume Wisely

TV and radio used to be the primary media sources from which we got information and entertainment. Nowadays, the Internet - and social media, in particular - have changed that. People who spend a lot of time online know how quickly, "I'm just going to take a minute to check Twitter" can become … [Read More...]


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