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

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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...]

I Find God in Suffering: The Fate and Faith of ISIS Captive Kayla Mueller

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(Photo property of The Mueller family) The heartbroken parents of Kayla Mueller, the American humanitarian worker held hostage by ISIS, confirmed today that their daughter was indeed dead – though how exactly she was killed remains a mystery. Hopefully, the Muellers find some comfort in their faith and the prayers of people around the world [Read More...]

How “New York Catholics” Built a Better Church and Society

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What do Regis Philbin, Dorothy Day, Deacon Greg Kandra, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and I have in common? We’re among the 76 people profiled in author, historian and fellow Patheos blogger Pat McNamara’s book “New York Catholics: Faith, Attitude, and the Works.” I’m not in that illustrious company because of anything I’ve done, but rather because [Read More...]

A Little Girl’s Brain Injury Set Her Dad on a Quest for Treatment and Healing

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When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a happy, healthy newborn. Five days later, she had two broken collarbones, four broken ribs, and a traumatic brain injury that destroyed 60 percent of the rear cortex of her brain. Why? Because she was shaken violently by the baby nurse [Read More...]


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