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Looking for Role Models? Consider These Young Women Olympians (and Catholic School Alums)

Writing for the USA Swimming website, Mike Gustafson yesterday reflected on all the bad press generated by football players lately, declaring himself “disgusted, tired, and exhausted of what is seemingly the never-ending news cycle of Men Behaving Badly In Sports.” Sports figures are sometimes automatically declared “role models,” but recent reports indicate that shouldn’t be [Read More...]

The Nun Who Gives Second Chances

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: You might say that Sister Teresa Fitzgerald’s life has been one of two callings. The first one came some years ago when, out of a quiet upbringing in Hewlett, N.Y., on Long Island, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood. There she seemed [Read More...]

Politics, Media, & Even Some Aquinas: A Review of the “Madam Secretary” Pilot


Not only was the premiere of the CBS series “Madam Secretary” an entertaining introduction to what could be an insightful character study and exploration of Washington’s political establishment, it gave more air time to Thomas Aquinas than the “Summa Theologica” author has likely had since Fulton Sheen wrote notes on a chalkboard every week. Created [Read More...]

God Sees us Being Changed By Suffering – and Accompanies Us

Over at “America” magazine, Kerry Weber shares a powerful, deeply personal reflection about her niece Marian Elizabeth, who lived only a few hours after birth. Kerry’s article, called “A Complicated Grief,” walks readers through the complexity of life and faith and doubt that we endure during tragic situations – and explores her heart and soul [Read More...]