Looking for Role Models? Consider These Young Women Olympians (and Catholic School Alums)

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Writing for the USA Swimming website, Mike Gustafson yesterday reflected on all the bad press generated by football players lately, declaring himself “disgusted, tired, and exhausted of what is seemingly the never-ending news cycle of Men Behaving Badly In Sports.” Sports figures are sometimes automatically declared “role models,” but recent reports indicate that shouldn’t be [Read More...]

The Nun Who Gives Second Chances

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: You might say that Sister Teresa Fitzgerald’s life has been one of two callings. The first one came some years ago when, out of a quiet upbringing in Hewlett, N.Y., on Long Island, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood. There she seemed [Read More...]

Politics, Media, & Even Some Aquinas: A Review of the “Madam Secretary” Pilot

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Not only was the premiere of the CBS series “Madam Secretary” an entertaining introduction to what could be an insightful character study and exploration of Washington’s political establishment, it gave more air time to Thomas Aquinas than the “Summa Theologica” author has likely had since Fulton Sheen wrote notes on a chalkboard every week. Created [Read More...]

In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11

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(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of the story.) Within a few weeks of her birth in 1990, Shannon Hickey was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past the age of two. Shannon’s mother Kelly found support in family friend Father Mychal [Read More...]


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