College Students Pursuing Careers in the Arts Highlight John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”

Writer/producer Brian Bird (Touched By an Angel, Step by Step, When Calls the Heart) shared the video below on his Twitter feed, saying “Absolutely love this from students of John Paul the Great University — Letter to Artists.” As stated on the school’s Youtube page, “On Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999, Pope John Paul II [Read More…]

New Trailer for Jim Caviezel’s “When the Game Stands Tall”

If you’re a fan of sports movies and “Person of Interest” star Jim Caviezel, then you’ll be a happy camper this summer when his new feature film “When the Game Stands Tall” is released on August 22. Inspired by a true story, the film tells the story of Concord, California’s De La Salle High School [Read More…]

A Christopher Prayer for Easter

Lord, Instill us with the hope we celebrate this Easter, the hope we’re supposed to experience because of Jesus’s resurrection, the hope that’s difficult to believe in when we live in a world with much pain and suffering. Every day, we’re surrounded by signs that life isn’t fair. Good people suffer hardship and we wonder [Read More…]

“Dancing with the Stars” Contestant Makes Dream Come True for Young Woman with Down Syndrome

James Maslow has attracted a lot of fans as a singer with the band Big Time Rush. One of those fans, 23-year-old Hannah Wackernagle who was born with Down Syndrome, likes him so much that she made a video asking Maslow to go to her prom with her. The video went viral and came to [Read More…]

When Your Baby’s Life is Expected to Be Brief: A Look at Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful time for a couple, but for Amy Kuebelbeck and her husband it was tinged with tragedy as well. In 1999, halfway through their third pregnancy, they learned that their unborn son, who they named Gabriel, had an incurable heart condition and would not live long if he was [Read More…]

The Internet is a Medium Through Which God Can Reach the World

In January 2013, I wrote a blogabout Sister Helena Burns titled “A Tweeting, Facebooking Nun Shares Her Media Mission” because she was making quite a splash in Catholic circles. Today, Sister Helena has expanded way beyond the Catholic media world by being featured in The Atlantic in a piece called “The Nun Who Got Addicted [Read More…]

Faith, Freedom, Nonviolence, and Truth: The Legacy of Polish Martyr Father Jerzy Popieluszko

No praying out loud, no Mass, no rosaries, no group prayers. Those were the Polish Army’s rules under the communist regime in the 1970s when a young Catholic seminarian named Jerzy Popieluszko was forced to complete his military service. Though the government tried to break the spirits of these future priests so they would give [Read More…]

The Death of Archie Andrews?

Though I can’t remember every detail, it’s safe to say that I learned to read at least in part through Archie comics. Stories about the Riverdale gang of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Dilton and others became like comfort food to my young mind. I devoured the digests of collected stories and laughed at [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Meditation as a Form of Prayer

What kind of prayer life do you have? Does it consist primarily of asking God for help when you need something or are going through struggles? Father Jonathan Morris reveals that many people come to him because that’s their approach. They tell him they don’t know how to pray or develop an active prayer life, [Read More…]

Patriot Games: A Review of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Would you willingly give up your freedom and privacy if it meant bringing order to a chaotic world? That’s one question at the heart of the entertaining thrill ride “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which finds our hero in quite a different environment than the simple good vs. evil World War Two setting of the [Read More…]

NY Met Daniel Murphy Should Be Applauded, Not Criticized, for Paternity Leave

New York Met second baseman Daniel Murphy has found himself in the middle of an unexpected controversy because he took a few days off at the start of the season to be with his wife when she gave birth to their first child. When I first heard the news, I didn’t think anything of it [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Virtue of Courage (Cardinal Virtues Part 4)

Today, Father Jonathan Morris concludes his four-part series on the cardinal virtues by focusing on courage. Courage, in this context, isn’t just reflected in people who are physically strong or who have the kind of temperament that gets things done. Instead, as Father Jonathan explains, “it’s trusting that God will be faithful to His promises. [Read More…]


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