Could a Catholic School Graduate Win the Farewell Season of “American Idol”?

(Photo property of Fox/ On last night’s “American Idol,” viewers got to see videos featuring the contestants’ supporters from their hometowns. Top five finalist MacKenzie Bourg, age 23, was shown to be a graduate of St. Cecilia Catholic School in Broussard, Louisiana – and and St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. It [Read More…]

Jennifer Garner on Faith, Doubt, and “Miracles From Heaven”

(Photo property of Sony Pictures) The movie “Miracles From Heaven” starring Jennifer Garner opens today. As the official synopsis states, “it’s based on the incredible true story of the Beam Family. When Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Annabel (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her [Read More…]

Go Rest High on That Mountain

One of the things the TV landscape will be losing when “American Idol” ends its farewell season is a public outlet for faith-inspired singers. Every season has at least some contestants who come from a church background, and who make their faith felt in subtle or overt ways. Several of the former top 10 – [Read More…]

Kelly Clarkson Makes “American Idol” a Family Affair, Calls on Men to Be Devoted Dads

A seven-months-pregnant Kelly Clarkson served as a guest judge on “American Idol” last night and made it something of a family affair. When contestant Mackenzie Bourg was singing, she said her unborn son started doing flips in her stomach so he must have liked what he heard. That “family” theme fit in with the night [Read More…]