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Girl in Wheelchair Blessed by Pope Francis Believes She’s On the Road to Healing


(Photo property of WCBS TV) When Pope Francis arrived at Kennedy Airport last week, 12-year-old Julia Bruzzese of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, waited on the tarmac with many other spectators, hoping to get a blessing from the beloved pontiff. Actually, Julie was hoping for a miracle because doctors couldn’t determine the cause of her paralysis and therefore [Read More...]

When a 92-Year-Old Woman Met The New Great-Grandchild She Was Praying For


Ninety-two-year-old Millie Martin is confined to her bed due to congestive heart failure, but her mind is still sharp so she spends the time praying for her family, especially the new great-granddaughter her son Scott was expecting with his wife Jennifer. That granddaughter, named Penelope, was born recently and, at two days old, was introduced [Read More...]

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


“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...]

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

David Oyelowo

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...]