“Argo:” If It Wasn’t a True Story, It Would Be One of the Most Far-fetched Plots You’ve Ever Heard

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Not only do the Americans save the day in the fact-based new movie “Argo,” but they do it without firing a shot or dropping a bomb. At the start of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 when revolutionaries stormed the American embassy and took 52 people hostage, six U.S. diplomats managed to escape the embassy [Read More...]

The Greater Fool: A Parable

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The following story is an entry from Volume 47 of The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book (on sale here): An English nobleman gave his jester a wand, saying, “Keep this until you find a greater fool than yourself.” The jester laughingly accepted the wand and waved it about on festive occasions. One day, the [Read More...]

The King of Queens is a Catholic Family Man

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From CNS via The Catholic Spirit: He doesn’t exactly advertise it, but the “king of Queens” is a Catholic family man. Kevin James, who played Doug Heffernan for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom and has since branched out into movies, has no problem talking about his values and how it affects his career. “I [Read More...]

The Question That Led to a Lifeline for Women Who Are Pregnant and Homeless

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“Can you help us?” Those four words, spoken to Chris Bell in 1979, have led to hundreds of babies and young mothers in the ensuing years finding shelter, life skills, compassion and a future. Bell was living and working in New York’s Times Square at the time, helping homeless and runaway kids there. Though he’d [Read More...]


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