Blind Army Captain and Christopher Award Winner Offers Encouragement to Boy Losing His Vision

In 2011, we recognized Captain Scott Smiley (seen here with his wife Tiffany) with a Christopher Leadership Award. Why? On April 6, 2005, while Captain Smiley was on patrol with his platoon in Iraq, a suicide bomber exploded a car bomb that sent shrapnel and debris into Smiley’’s eyes and brain, permanently destroying his vision. [Read More…]

Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary

Now that “Star Wars Day” is over (May the 4th be with you), it’s time to celebrate another special occasion: namely, Patheos.com’s 5th anniversary! It was a mere three-and-a-half years ago that I started hounding Elizabeth Scalia (a.k.a. The Anchoress) every couple of weeks to see if she wanted to post articles based on my [Read More…]

College Students Pursuing Careers in the Arts Highlight John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”

Writer/producer Brian Bird (Touched By an Angel, Step by Step, When Calls the Heart) shared the video below on his Twitter feed, saying “Absolutely love this from students of John Paul the Great University — Letter to Artists.” As stated on the school’s Youtube page, “On Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999, Pope John Paul II [Read More…]

New Trailer for Jim Caviezel’s “When the Game Stands Tall”

If you’re a fan of sports movies and “Person of Interest” star Jim Caviezel, then you’ll be a happy camper this summer when his new feature film “When the Game Stands Tall” is released on August 22. Inspired by a true story, the film tells the story of Concord, California’s De La Salle High School [Read More…]