Heroes, Spies, Nazis and the Pope: A True Story That Reads Like a Spy Novel

“A false prophet of Lucifer.” That’s how Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli – later to become Pope Pius XII – described Adolf Hitler in a 1935 open letter to the bishop of Cologne, Germany. In fact, Pacelli condemned the Nazis and anti-Semitism in 40 of 44 speeches he gave while serving as Cardinal Secretary of State of [Read More…]

Mercy, Love and Seeing the Face of God: A Review of “Les Miserables”

The new film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “Les Miserables” is so powerful, the Apocalypse has been postponed so people can see it when it opens on December 25. The Christmas debut is appropriate since it’s the most profoundly Christian story for mainstream audiences that’s been produced in years. Far from being a niche [Read More…]

“This World is as Broken as It is Beautiful” – A Reflection on the Sandy Hook School Shootings

“This world is as broken as it is beautiful.” Brooke White wrote that line as part of a tweet this morning in reaction to the senseless murder of six adults and 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut today. For me, that summed up the nature of our humanity and the world [Read More…]

Music Friday: “Les Miserables” Flash Mob – and a New & Better Version of a Christmas Song I Never Liked

Two videos today to set you in a good mood for the weekend. Keeping alive the buzz for the opening of the new film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables” is a flash mob performing “One Day More” at a wedding in Copenhagen for newlyweds who are fans of the show. I don’t imagine your [Read More…]


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