UPDATE: Thanks, William Devane: A President’s Sacrifice Produces Best Episode of “24″ in Years

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During its regular eight season run, “24″ never shied away from killing main characters – a story element that, when it’s done right, leaves viewers feeling emotionally devastated. Sometimes it worked, as in the case of Jack Bauer’s wife’s murder at the end of season one. Other times, it felt forced and unnatural, as if [Read More...]

Superstars Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Duet on “Amazing Grace” at Children’s Hospital

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Keith Urban has always come across as a genuinely nice guy during his two judging stints on “American Idol.” He also takes his faith seriously, as I covered in my recent blog post “American Idol’s Catholic Judging Panel.” Urban’s sense of compassion was on display again last Friday, but in a much different venue: Monash [Read More...]

‘Every Day is a Good Day to Remember Sam and What He Stood For’

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One of this year’s Christopher Awards went to the documentary “Life According to Sam.” It was about Sam Berns, who was born in 1996 with the rapid aging disease progeria, which usually results in death by age 13. When his physician parents, Dr. Scott Berns and Dr. Leslie Gordon, received that diagnosis, they resolved to [Read More...]

The Power of God, Truth, and Unreasonable Leadership

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Entrepreneur and education advocate Gary Chartrand wrote a book called “Unreasonable Leadership” a few years ago and, in a sense, that concept is what drew him to the story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a parish priest killed by Poland’s communist government in 1984 for leading a nonviolent revolution against their oppression. As someone who achieved [Read More...]


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