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Teaching Kids About Their Bodies, Their Souls, and the Concept of Forgiveness

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“If you save her life, I promise to dedicate my life to You.” At age 19, Nicole Lataif made that promise to God while riding in the elevator at Boston Children’s Hospital where her 12-year-old sister was a few hours away from succumbing to cancer. Then, an instant later, Nicole changed her mind. Speaking out [Read More...]

Looking for Role Models? Consider These Young Women Olympians (and Catholic School Alums)

Writing for the USA Swimming website, Mike Gustafson yesterday reflected on all the bad press generated by football players lately, declaring himself “disgusted, tired, and exhausted of what is seemingly the never-ending news cycle of Men Behaving Badly In Sports.” Sports figures are sometimes automatically declared “role models,” but recent reports indicate that shouldn’t be [Read More...]

Jesus-loving 12-Year-Old Sings Powerhouse Duet on “America’s Got Talent” Finale

It’s no surprise that Jennifer Hudson can sing the heck out of the song “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the movie “Dreamgirls,” which won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. However, the fact that a 12-year-old can match her vocal abilities and make the song that much better might be unexpected. [Read More...]

In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11

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(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of the story.) Within a few weeks of her birth in 1990, Shannon Hickey was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past the age of two. Shannon’s mother Kelly found support in family friend Father Mychal [Read More...]


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