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July 09, 2014
“NY Med’s” Specialty is Helping Viewers Appreciate and Embrace Life
During the Christopher Award-winning first season of the documentary TV series "NY Med," a member...
June 19, 2014
UPDATE: Thanks, William Devane: A President’s Sacrifice Produces Best Episode of “24” in Years
During its regular eight season run, "24" never shied away from killing main characters -...
June 16, 2014
Superstars Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Duet on “Amazing Grace” at Children’s Hospital
Keith Urban has always come across as a genuinely nice guy during his two judging...
June 12, 2014
The Power of God, Truth, and Unreasonable Leadership
Entrepreneur and education advocate Gary Chartrand wrote a book called "Unreasonable Leadership" a few years...
June 09, 2014
“Dark of Night” Explores Dark Topics on Hallmark Channel’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”
Nobody can accuse executive producer Martha Williamson of shying away from tough topics in her...
June 06, 2014
Kittens, “Cosmos,” Culture Wars, and the Coexistence of Science & Faith
When the new version of the TV series "Cosmos" premiered a few months ago, it...
June 05, 2014
Restoring Order with Stories: Damon Lindelof, Walt Disney, & Faith/Parental Issues on “Lost”
Sunday's New York Times featured a fascinating profile of Damon Lindelof, who served as co-showrunner...
May 20, 2014
Why “The Middle,” “Once Upon a Time,” & “Person of Interest” Deserve Emmy Noms
While I have a say in what projects win Christopher Awards every year, I have...
May 16, 2014
The 2014 Christopher Awards: A Night of Celebrating Quality in Media and the Arts
Joined by a capacity crowd, the 2014 Christopher Awards were another rousing success, thanks to...
May 08, 2014
Faith, Chivalry & Timely Messages: A Look at Hallmark Channel’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”
"Being a gentleman doesn't make you a wuss." That's one of the truths that former...
May 05, 2014
Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary
Now that "Star Wars Day" is over (May the 4th be with you), it's time...
April 25, 2014
College Students Pursuing Careers in the Arts Highlight John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”
Writer/producer Brian Bird (Touched By an Angel, Step by Step, When Calls the Heart) shared...
April 16, 2014
“Dancing with the Stars” Contestant Makes Dream Come True for Young Woman with Down Syndrome
James Maslow has attracted a lot of fans as a singer with the band Big...
April 09, 2014
Faith, Freedom, Nonviolence, and Truth: The Legacy of Polish Martyr Father Jerzy Popieluszko
No praying out loud, no Mass, no rosaries, no group prayers. Those were the Polish...
April 02, 2014
Stories of Heroism, Faith, and Selflessness Highlighted in 65th Annual Christopher Award Winners
NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 — A Catholic chaplain and Korean war hero who posthumously...
March 17, 2014
“Lost’s” 10th Anniversary Reunion Reflects on Show’s Soul and Spirituality
Though the TV series "Lost" went off the air in May 2010, it continues to...
March 13, 2014
Revisiting the “Cosmos” Giordano Bruno Controversy a Few Days Later
In writing about episode one of "Cosmos" this past Sunday afternoon - specifically, the animated...
March 10, 2014
Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster
Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring...
March 09, 2014
UPDATE: “Cosmos” May Get Science Right, But It Gets Church History Wrong
UPDATE: I make it clear that I'm writing this blog post based on the Slate.com...
March 07, 2014
Will NBC’s “Believe” and ABC’s “Resurrection” Convey Emotional and Spiritual Truths?
With titles like "Believe" and "Resurrection," you might think that two new TV series include...
March 05, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Hospital Gets $1.5 Million Because of Ellen’s Oscar Selfie
The tweet shared 'round the world - a.k.a. Ellen Degeneres's Oscar selfie with Bradley Cooper,...
March 04, 2014
TV That’s Changing Lives: A Look at “Bulloch Family Ranch: Season Two”
If Julie and Rusty Bulloch were innkeepers in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, they would have...
March 03, 2014
Finding God, Laughs & Poignancy at the 2014 Oscars
The 2014 Oscars were my favorite in quite a few years despite running a half-hour...
February 24, 2014
Harry Connick Jr. Kicks Into ‘Dad Mode’ Again After Contestant’s Sexually Suggestive Song
Since I've been watching the Olympics for the past two weeks, my "American Idol" viewing...
February 21, 2014
Bronze is as Good as Gold for Olympic Ice Skater Carolina Kostner
When an ice skater falls down three times during an Olympic performance with the world...
February 05, 2014
James Cagney in “A Link in the Chain”
If you're a fan of classic movies, you likely know Academy Award-winning actor James Cagney...
January 30, 2014
Two Hearing-Impaired Girls Get Surprise Visit from Deaf NFL Star
Derrick Coleman, the NFL's first deaf player, has received a lot of attention lately because...
January 23, 2014
Harry Connick Jr. Goes to Confession
In a previous blog post, I looked at the Catholic backgrounds of 2014 "American Idol"...
January 17, 2014
“American Idol’s” Catholic Judging Panel
It's well-known that the United States Supreme Court includes a number of Catholic judges. But...
January 16, 2014
Meet the Businessman Who Showed Kindness to Autistic Girl on Plane
A blog post by Shanell Mouland titled "Dear Daddy in Seat 16C" went viral recently....
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