R.I.P. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Singer Patty Andrews

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I grew up watching repeats of Abbott and Costello movies on WPIX in New York City every Sunday. One of my favorites was their first film, “Buck Privates,” which also featured The Andrews Sisters performing their classic World War Two-era song, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Patty Andrews (pictured center above), the final remaining member of [Read More...]

Praying Before Oatmeal: A Catholic Perspective on Food, Self-Image and God with Mary DeTurris Poust

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Christopher Closeup Podcast – Guest: Mary DeTurris Poust (This post is part of Mary DeTurris Poust’s “Cravings” blog tour.) Like a lot of people, Mary DeTurris Poust was a multitasker, used to mindlessly eating breakfast while reading emails on her laptop or focusing on the New York Times crossword puzzle. Then, while on a retreat [Read More...]

Sex, Dignity and the “Nashville” version of Tim Tebow

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One thing that soap operas and country music have in common is stories that involve sex. The new ABC nighttime soap, “Nashville,” is no exception. But to the show’s credit, it’s also presented an interesting storyline about preserving sex until marriage – and it appears to be partially inspired by popular football player Tim Tebow. [Read More...]

One Child and One Miracle at a Time

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Sister Mary Rose McGeady passed away toward the end of the summer, and kids everywhere are the poorer for it. So are we all, in fact, because Sister Mary Rose took a vital institution and almost single-handedly pulled it back from the brink of ruin. [Read More...]


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