Padre Whiskey’s Cause for Sainthood

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Father Joseph Walijewski was a veteran of South American mission work, arriving there from Wisconsin in 1956 to start a parish in Bolivia. After a few years he returned home for a short time, but came back to Peru in 1971 and then founded the [Read More...]

Pregnant Teen Finds Hope and Healing: A Look at the Movie “Gimme Shelter”

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“Last time I asked for God’s help, He put me here,” 16-year-old Apple Bailey angrily tells the priest visiting her in the hospital following a car accident. “Perhaps you’re exactly where you’re meant to be,” the priest responds. That exchange in the movie “Gimme Shelter” (in wide release on January 24) eventually leads to an [Read More...]

Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair

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Among the most popular posts I’ve written in my nearly two years of blogging here at Patheos are ones about actors Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. Bale is known for quietly visiting children who are sick to add a little light to their days – and Lawrence remains close to her longtime friend with Down [Read More...]

Stuck in a Christmas Time Loop: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Pete’s Christmas”

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Fourteen-year-old Pete Kidder is having the “worst Christmas ever.” Why? The middle child’s parents forgot to buy him a present; his football jock older brother blames him for mishaps he didn’t cause; he embarrasses himself in front of the pretty girl who just moved in next door; and he has to sleep with his super-genius [Read More...]


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