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Oprah, Colbert, Mets, Yankees, & More Welcome Pope to U.S.


Watch the :60 second video below as a number of high profile entertainers, athletes and creative artists welcome Pope Francis to the United States. The video is sponsored by Catholic Charities and is meant to promote their initiative Charity Has No Boundaries: There are many other videos at the site featuring people like Tom Brokaw, [Read More...]

As Baseball Season Begins, Remember God is a Mets (and Probably a Cubs) Fan


(Photo property of NY Mets) It’s a joke I heard years ago (though from who I can’t remember), and I return to it every baseball season. How do you know God prefers the Mets to the Yankees? Because when the Yankees are in the ninth inning of a tight game, fans in the stadium are [Read More...]

UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus


A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning “American Idol” in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has built an amazing career for herself in the music industry. Unlike many pop stars, she found success without going down the road of sexually explicit lyrics and imagery. While she promotes messages of female empowerment [Read More...]

Heaven, Iowa, and the Love of Fathers in “Field of Dreams”

I didn’t realize that the movie “Field of Dreams” was now 25 years old until I read Kerry Weber’s exceptional essay about it on America magazine’s website. Her thoughtful and personal reflections examine the film’s inherent transcendence and spirituality in light of the love that her parents have always showed – and continue to show [Read More...]