New Reality TV Show Follows Five Young Women as They Consider Becoming Nuns

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Here’s a press release about an upcoming reality show on Lifetime TV about five young women who are considering becoming nuns. Los Angeles, CA (September 30, 2014) – The all-new groundbreaking Lifetime® series The Sisterhood (#Sisterhood) follows five young women who are considering the life-changing decision of taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns. For [Read More...]

What Happens When You Don’t “Like” Jesus Posts on Facebook

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ComicEarth.com creator Brian Montfort is a cartoonist in Texas who recently started having his work published in the “North Texas Catholic” newspaper. He has a knack for finding gentle humor in Catholic culture and faith traditions. Th strip below, for instance, was inspired by the amount of posts he saw on Facebook saying that if [Read More...]

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

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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...]

The Nun Who Gives Second Chances

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: You might say that Sister Teresa Fitzgerald’s life has been one of two callings. The first one came some years ago when, out of a quiet upbringing in Hewlett, N.Y., on Long Island, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood. There she seemed [Read More...]

Politics, Media, & Even Some Aquinas: A Review of the “Madam Secretary” Pilot

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Not only was the premiere of the CBS series “Madam Secretary” an entertaining introduction to what could be an insightful character study and exploration of Washington’s political establishment, it gave more air time to Thomas Aquinas than the “Summa Theologica” author has likely had since Fulton Sheen wrote notes on a chalkboard every week. Created [Read More...]

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

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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...]

Deal with Troubles, But Don’t Lose Track of the World’s Beauty: An Interview with Dean Koontz

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“The dark makes the light stuff brighter.” Not only is that a comment made by a character in Dean Koontz’s latest novel “The City,” it’s a truth that the author learned first-hand while growing up. In “The City,” eight-year-old African-American musical prodigy Jonah Kirk is blessed with a mother and grandparents who selflessly love and [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Dealing with Sadness & Depression

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At various points in our lives, we all endure periods of deep sadness and depression. That state of being can leave us feeling spiritually empty and disconnected from God and our faith. In some cases, it may get so bad that it requires professional help. In the video below, Father Jonathan Morris offers advice on [Read More...]

God Sees us Being Changed By Suffering – and Accompanies Us

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Over at “America” magazine, Kerry Weber shares a powerful, deeply personal reflection about her niece Marian Elizabeth, who lived only a few hours after birth. Kerry’s article, called “A Complicated Grief,” walks readers through the complexity of life and faith and doubt that we endure during tragic situations – and explores her heart and soul [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...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Humility, Part Two

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In Father Jonathan Morris’s last reflection on humility, he said that we should look at this virtue as “a recognition of who we are in relationship to God and others.” He also pointed out that humility is a grace, a gift from God. This week, Father Jonathan offers advice on how we can prepare ourselves [Read More...]

Blessed Mother Teresa’s Advice on ‘Securing Heaven’

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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to serving Christ by ministering to the poorest of the poor, shared the following advice in her book “No Greater Love”: “One thing will always secure heaven for us: the acts of charity and kindness with which we have filled our lives. We will never know [Read More...]


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