Is Scientology Creating Its Own Version of EWTN?

In Media News: Most people know the story of Mother Angelica founding EWTN in 1981 as a global Catholic network which would reach churched and unchurched Catholics with basic catechetics and interesting conversations in the hopes that the programming would nurture viewers’ faith and attract new converts. According to a report in The Telegraph, Scientology [Read More...]

A Paralyzed Man’s Impossible Dream

In 2007, Mark Stephan was a successful businessman, an avid marathoner, and a two-time Iron Man triathlete when a bicycle accident left him a quadriplegic, unable to use his arms and legs for the rest of his life. Doctors told him he would never walk or bike again. Mark Stephan, however, had other ideas. On [Read More...]

What Do Cardinal Newman and Hank Williams Sr. Have in Common?

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What does 19th century Catholic cleric Cardinal John Henry Newman have in common with 20th century talented-but-self-destructive-singer-songwriter Hank Williams Sr.? For one thing, both of them have songs featured on the outstanding new album by The Lower Lights entitled “A Hymn Revival: Volume 2.” I originally wrote about this vocal group consisting of 40 singers [Read More...]

Remembering the late Andy Griffith’s TV Legacy

The passing of actor Andy Griffith today at age 86 is a good time to remember his television legacy which impacted popular culture in such a positive way. Though I vaguely remembered watching repeats of “The Andy Griffith Show” as a kid, I came to appreciate the series much more when I rented a tape [Read More...]


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