An Irish Blessing to Strengthen Faith, Hope and Love

The late Father Andrew Greeley once penned this Irish Blessing: “May your hope be… As determined as the river racing by, As soft as the cry of the mourning dove, As sweet and subtle as a lover’s sigh,… As resolute as the sun rising each day, As certain as the return each year of spring. [Read More...]

Revisiting the “Cosmos” Giordano Bruno Controversy a Few Days Later

In writing about episode one of “Cosmos” this past Sunday afternoon – specifically, the animated sequence about Giordano Bruno, who was condemned by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake as a heretic – I broke one of my cardinal rules of blogging: never comment on a movie, book or TV show unless you’ve [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Cardinal Virtues, Part One: Prudence

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This week, Father Jonathan Morris begins a four week series about the cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, justice and fortitude. These are the virtues, he explains, “that Plato and Aristotle and others ever since have been talking about as the bedrock of good character…and a good society.” The first to be addressed here is prudence, which [Read More...]

Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster

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Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring four three-pointers in a high school basketball game went viral. The sports-loving teen, who was born with Down Syndrome, has now taken his moment in the sun even further. He was recruited to play with the Harlem Globetrotters at the [Read More...]


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