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Four New Nicknames for Pope Francis in the Aftermath of His U.S. Visit


(Photo courtesy of The Tablet) Before the euphoria fades from the visit of the People’s Pope to the United States, I’d like to suggest some new nicknames for Francis based on what I observed while he was here. 1. The Confounding Pope. Following his speech to Congress, some conservatives took to social media to criticize [Read More...]

Why Pope Francis’s Speech to Congress Wasn’t As Liberal As You’ve Been Told


(Photo property of ABC News) There was a lot of hand-wringing by conservatives on social media yesterday because they feel Pope Francis delivered a speech to Congress that sided more with Democratic issues than Republican ones. Democrats, on the other hand, were crowing that the Pope is on their side. In reality, the despair of [Read More...]

Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”


(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating his breakfast cereal and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across a story titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the actions of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had [Read More...]

How the Unexpected Child of a Sexual Abuse Survivor Learned Love & Strength From His Mom

(Photo via New York Daily News) Last week, Wayne Coffey of New York’s Daily News wrote a powerful profile about West Point senior Dion Hart and his mother Leah Chavez who survived major difficulties over the course of their lives because of the power of love. Here’s an excerpt. When you grow up in the [Read More...]