When he was a fourth grader at Holy Cross Grammar School in Springfield, Massachusetts, Matt Weber noticed that a picture of Francis of Assisi depicted the revered saint with holes in his hands, feet and side. His religion teacher explained that St. Francis bore the stigmata, the wounds of Christ. “How do you get the [Read More...]
Salesian Sister Colleen Clair, FMA, whose online nickname is “HappyNun,” posted this video on Facebook of her fellow Sisters and Aspirants having a little Gangnam style fun. If you’ve ever thought nuns lead dry, boring lives, this video should show you that loving Jesus and acting joyful are not mutually exclusive. And if you have [Read More...]
Over at his site today, fellow Patheos blogger Deacon Greg Kandra calls an episode of “Cheers” the best Thanksgiving episode ever. Though I’m a big “Cheers” fan, I counter his assertion with my pick for best Thanksgiving-themed TV episode ever. It’s from the 1970s show “WKRP in Cincinnati” in which radio station boss Arthur “Big [Read More...]
After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture.