Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children

Dan and Cubby LaHood with children at St. Joseph's House (via Bethesda Magazine)

When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar school in Chillum, Maryland, God was already planting seeds for his future. Dan’s teacher chose him to be the companion of a student named Danny Alexander, who had muscular dystrophy. Though Dan was supposed to be Danny’s helper, the opposite [Read More...]

A Young Woman Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s

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While reading the latest issue of my St. John’s University Alumni magazine, one story jumped out at me. It was about 2010 graduate Joan Renee Cloutier shaving her head to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research. The reason that struck me is because many young women spend time making [Read More...]

How Music, St. Ignatius and the “Sons of Santa” Led Ben Walther to Jesus

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The Sons of Santa. That’s the name 16-year-old Ben Walther and his friends chose for their cover band when they were in high school. In retrospect, the now-successful singer-songwriter and music minister admits, “We were awful, but we thought we were rock stars.” Regardless, God used their talents to draw them closer to Him. During [Read More...]

Acting Like a Child vs. Being an Adult: A Review of “The Way Way Back”

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If you were 14-years-old, how would you feel if the person who’s supposed to be the male role model in your life told you that on a scale of one to 10, you were a three? That’s the situation facing the painfully shy Duncan (Liam James) in the new comedy/drama “The Way Way Back,” written [Read More...]