Praying for a Stranger at the Airport

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Country music singer Sunny Sweeney took the above photo and posted it on Facebook along with this message: “I watched this whole thing go down in an airport and felt like sharing it with you. This young military man, Michael (full name was on his backpack) was standing here about to board a plane and [Read More...]

How “Arrow’s” Oliver Queen Embraced the Commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill”

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It was his time on Purgatory that turned billionaire playboy Oliver Queen into a killer. It was a reality check from his family and friends that helped him rediscover an inherent dignity to life. For those unfamiliar with the name, Oliver Queen is the longtime DC Comics hero known as Green Arrow, an archery master [Read More...]

Finding Strength in Sticking Together: A Review of “The Good Lie”

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“How long shall it be till the end of these troubles?” That’s a quote from the Book of Daniel that’s spoken by a refugee from the Sudanese Civil War in the new movie “The Good Lie” – and it accurately reflects the violence and hardship endured by boys and girls there throughout those horrific times. [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris Says Don’t Let Family Drama Divide You

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Father Jonathan Morris comes from a family of seven kids, so he knows about “family drama.” But he acknowledges that even small families have their challenges because of “the nature of humanity.” So how should you deal with those inevitable arguments and disagreements in light of your Christian faith and the fact that God gave [Read More...]

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)

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

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

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...]