Miss America Pageant Should Ditch Divisive Political Questions & Use Nurse’s Monologue as Model

(Photo property ABC/The Miss America Organization) The old joke used to be that Miss America contestants would answer, “World peace,” when asked what they would want to accomplish during their reign if they won the contest. I have no idea if any of them ever actually gave that answer, but that was the joke. In [Read More…]

A Coach Fights to Save His Catholic School

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: If you’ve ever heard of St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, chances are it had something to do with basketball. The New Jersey school has a record in that sport that borders on the unbelievable: 27 state championships; innumerable careers at the college level; [Read More…]

Twelve-Year-Old Enthalls “America’s Got Talent” Audience with “Pie Jesu”

Arielle Baril, a 12-year-old with a powerful voice, enthralled the audience of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday night with her rendition of “Pie Jesu.” Not only that, she brought out a mellow side to judge Howard Stern, who said after her performance, “My wife is here tonight, my daughter is here tonight, I just want [Read More…]

How Hope & Faith Got Two Young Women Through 10 Years of Captivity and Sexual Abuse

Considering that Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were kidnapped, held hostage, abused, and repeatedly sexually assaulted by Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro for 10 years, it might seem odd that they named the memoir about their experiences “Hope.” But that is the word that perfectly describes these two young women who endured more darkness [Read More…]