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Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Criticizes Those Who Politicize Everything Pope Francis Says

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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith today criticized those who are denouncing Pope Francis for being too political – or at least for siding with left wing politics. Smith makes the point that the leader of the world’s Catholics, who is walking in the footsteps of Jesus and the apostles, is citing “universal truths,” not being [Read More...]

Bill Murray and Others Offer Jokes for the Pope – and a Good Cause

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Today, I discovered a website called JokeWithThePope.org, which is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies, “the Catholic Church’s official support organization for overseas missions since 1822, providing for a global network of people who are making a difference for communities in need around the globe. These change-makers offer help to the most vulnerable communities of [Read More...]

If You Replace Devils with Devils, You Get Hell on Earth

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(Photo property of Kirsten Luce for The New York Times) I generally use this space to share stories of people who light a candle rather than curse the darkness, but today I’m highlighting a level of darkness that’s screaming for some light. This horrific story was revealed in a New York Times article by Joseph [Read More...]

“Captive” is a Compelling Hostage Drama with a Touch of Grace

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“That’s a bunch of church crap,” says escaped murderer Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) to widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kate Mara) during a scene in the new movie “Captive.” While Nichols is holding her hostage, Smith tries to make conversation with him to avoid getting killed, so she brings up the topics of faith and God. [Read More...]

Jim Gaffigan: I Love Talking About Religion & Making It Appeal to Others

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The recently opened Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in downtown Manhattan hosted a panel discussion and screening of Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan’s TV Land comedy series “The Jim Gaffigan Show” this past Tuesday night. Though I wasn’t there, The Christophers’ Father Jonathan Morris served as the moderator and discussed the topic of religion with [Read More...]

Michael Keaton on His Role as Reporter Who Exposed Church’s Sex Abuse Scandal

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During his 2015 Golden Globe acceptance speech for Best Actor, “Birdman” star Michael Keaton referenced his family’s Catholic roots, saying, “My name’s Michael John Douglas, I’m from Forest Grove, Pennsylvania. I’m the son—seventh child—of George and Leona Douglas. And I don’t ever remember a time when my father didn’t work two jobs. When my mother [Read More...]

Miss America Pageant Should Ditch Divisive Political Questions & Use Nurse’s Monologue as Model

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(Photo property ABC/The Miss America Organization) The old joke used to be that Miss America contestants would answer, “World peace,” when asked what they would want to accomplish during their reign if they won the contest. I have no idea if any of them ever actually gave that answer, but that was the joke. In [Read More...]

Actor David Oyelowo Talks His New Film “Captive” & the Perpetually Redemptive Grace of God

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Actor David Oyelowo made a big impression on American moviegoers as the star of the Christopher Award-winning film “Selma,” in which he portrayed Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But David has been a successful actor both in England and the United States for some time. He’s had roles in movies like “The Help” and “Lincoln” [Read More...]

God Loved Me in My Brokenness, Says Fmr. Meth Addict, Hostage Hero & Subject of Film “Captive”

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“I’m gonna die, and this is what I deserve.” That was the first thought that went through Ashley Smith Robinson’s mind when escaped murderer Brian Nichols took her hostage outside her Atlanta home in 2005. Ashley was a meth addict who frequently promised herself that she would quit drugs so she could be a better [Read More...]

Oprah, Colbert, Mets, Yankees, & More Welcome Pope to U.S.

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Watch the :60 second video below as a number of high profile entertainers, athletes and creative artists welcome Pope Francis to the United States. The video is sponsored by Catholic Charities and is meant to promote their initiative Charity Has No Boundaries: There are many other videos at the site featuring people like Tom Brokaw, [Read More...]

Family Ties & Perceptions of Truth in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told”

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We live in an age in which we think we know the whole truth about someone’s character and life after seeing one story about them on the news or reading one statement they made on social media. It allows us to slap a label on them so we can put them in an easily definable [Read More...]

God Creates Beauty From Ashes: An Interview w. Taya Kyle, Widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle

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“I’ve learned that when God promises beauty through the ashes, He means it.” So says Taya Kyle, who learned that lesson the hard way. Taya is the widow of Navy SEAL and Iraq War veteran Chris Kyle. Best known as the “American Sniper” because of his best-selling book and the movie about him starring Bradley [Read More...]


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