UPDATE: Pope Francis to Appear in Family-Themed Feature Film “Beyond the Sun”

UPDATE 2: Now the Vatican is saying Pope Francis won’t be acting in the movie after all. The original press release said he would “play himself,” but those may have been poorly chosen words when “appear as himself” would be more appropriate. Technically, there’s a difference. “Play” makes it sound like acting, while “appear” could [Read More…]

Nuns Go Sledding After the Blizzard

New York City photographer Michael Friedman posted some pictures of nuns going sledding in Central Park yesterday in the aftermath of the blizzard. ABC’s “Good Morning America” picked some of the pictures up, which is how I saw them. I’m posting one pic here and linking to the rest if you need a smile while [Read More…]

Patricia Heaton and Stephen Colbert Compete to See Who’s the Better Catholic

Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton and comedian/talk show host Stephen Colbert are two of the entertainment industry’s most prominent Catholics. So when they met on Colbert’s talk show, naturally they had to try to “out Catholic” each other. Whose family includes more kids? Who has a sister who is a Dominican nun? How many places [Read More…]

When This Monsignor Asked for a Kidney, One of His Parishioners Offered Hers

From WCBS New York: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn monsignor’s desperate plea for a kidney transplant got the gift of life from parishioner attending his service. “I prayed like crazy, and sometimes I felt God was just not listening,” said Monsignor Theophilus Anthony Joseph of St. Ephrem Church in Dyker Heights. Joseph had suffered [Read More…]