In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11

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(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of the story.) Within a few weeks of her birth in 1990, Shannon Hickey was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past the age of two. Shannon’s mother Kelly found support in family friend Father Mychal [Read More...]

Five Quick Reasons to See “When the Game Stands Tall”

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Opening today is Jim Caviezel’s new movie “When the Game Stands Tall,” the true story of Coach Bob Ladouceur who led his high school football team – the De La Salle Spartans – on an unprecedented 151-game winning streak, only to see them struggle when the streak finally came to an end. Caviezel and I [Read More...]

Jim Caviezel’s Role as High School Football Coach Reflects Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, & John Paul II

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Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of those men are reflected in Coach Bob Ladouceur, the character he plays in the new film “When the Game Stands Tall” (opening August 22nd). Inspired by actual events, “When the Game Stands Tall” shares the story of Concord, California’s De [Read More...]

Taylor Swift’s New Duet Partner is Six-Year-Old with Leukemia

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In what qualifies as the celebrity good deed of the week, Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift paid a surprise visit to an elated six-year-old fan, Jordan Lee Nickerson, who is undergoing chemotherapy at Boston Children’s Hospital for leukemia and other related issues. The two chatted about Spider-Man, among other things, and even dueted on Swift’s [Read More...]


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