Praying Before Oatmeal: A Catholic Perspective on Food, Self-Image and God with Mary DeTurris Poust

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Christopher Closeup Podcast – Guest: Mary DeTurris Poust (This post is part of Mary DeTurris Poust’s “Cravings” blog tour.) Like a lot of people, Mary DeTurris Poust was a multitasker, used to mindlessly eating breakfast while reading emails on her laptop or focusing on the New York Times crossword puzzle. Then, while on a retreat [Read More...]

A Tweeting, Facebooking Nun Shares Her Media Mission

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Katie Drews at Chicago Catholic News recently profiled Sister Helena Burns from the Daughters of St. Paul, an order of nuns focused on using media to nurture holiness. The Daughters of St. Paul are an ideal fit for a woman who studied screenwriting in the Act One program, is currently working on a documentary about [Read More...]

Sex, Dignity and the “Nashville” version of Tim Tebow

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One thing that soap operas and country music have in common is stories that involve sex. The new ABC nighttime soap, “Nashville,” is no exception. But to the show’s credit, it’s also presented an interesting storyline about preserving sex until marriage – and it appears to be partially inspired by popular football player Tim Tebow. [Read More...]

2012: A Blog Year in Review

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Happy Belated New Year to Everybody! After three weeks of being largely offline, it’s taking time to get back in blogging mode, so I thought this would be a good time to look back at Year One of our Patheos blog and some of its most popular posts. Articles about movies and TV tended to [Read More...]


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