“I’m Strong Enough to Walk Through Hell with a Smile on My Face”

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The three Cleveland women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight – who were held captive, raped and violently abused for years by Ariel Castro have largely stayed out of the public eye since they escaped their situation with the help of neighbors and police. But yesterday they released a video expressing their gratitude [Read More...]

Freedom of Religion, the Common Good and the Pretty Frump Girl: A Review of “The Hypothesis of Giants: Book 1″

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Though it occurred inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City’s iconic Catholic house of worship, the last stand for religious freedom included members of many faith traditions. They didn’t all agree on theology, but they were united in believing they had a right to practice their religion without fear of government interference. The government, however, [Read More...]

Mother Dolores Hart Discovers Twitter at the Christopher Awards

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More pictures from the 2013 Christopher Awards ceremony, which was held last night, will be coming soon. But for today, I’m sharing this cute shot taken by Olga Segura of “America” magazine. It shows “America’s” Associate Editor, Kerry Weber, teaching Mother Dolores Hart what Twitter is. So if “the nun who kissed Elvis” suddenly sets [Read More...]

“American Idol” winner Candice Glover and Other Women Who Derive Their Self-Worth from God

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Candice Glover was crowned the winner of “American Idol” season 12 last night – and much like her gospel-tinged performances throughout the year, her new single – “I Am Beautiful” – is a declaration of the sense of self-worth she derives from God. In a way, that message is particularly appropriate in the aftermath of [Read More...]


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