Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles

When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom “The Middle” last month, she traveled to Africa, built bicycles, and made soy milk. In fact, this is a picture of her grinding soybeans on a contraption that looks like an exercise bike. Granted, that’s not all she did there, but [Read More…]

A Catholic In Recovery from Addiction and Hopelessness Begins New Ministry

Scott Weeman started drinking as part of a social routine. Ironically, that routine drove him to a life of isolation because it developed into drug and alcohol addiction. Now, he has started a website and ministry called CatholicInRecovery.com to help others going through similar struggles. During an interview on “Christopher Closeup,” Weeman explained that, in [Read More…]

St. Thérèse and the Rose-Tinted Glasses of Grace

(All images property of the Society of the Little Flower) 2014 was a dark and difficult year for Father Bob Colaresi, O. Carm., Director of the Society of the Little Flower which honors the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. In the Society’s newsletter “Between Friends,” he explained, “I had many losses, deaths, disappointments, and [Read More…]

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

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…]