Deacon Francis

The must-see video from Holy Thursday. Beautiful. Once again, he teaches by doing. Are we taking notes?     [Read more...]

She’s back! Sister Christina performs again on “The Voice”

This time, a duet: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Check out the video below. CNS provides a translation of the conversation after, where one of the judges notes: Great stuff! It’s fabulous because it reminded me of the movie Sister Act where there’s this renewal, this move toward people who live the modern world of [Read More...]

Must-see: special Mass for kids with autism

An former colleague from my days at CBS sent this my way: a brief video he produced about a Palm Sunday Mass for children with special needs in New York City.  As the website notes:  On Palm Sunday The Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New York City held a special needs mass for families. The church [Read More...]

These dogs could be deacons

They pray and do the dishes. [Read more...]

Encore: The Singing Priest, Fr. Ray Kelly, talks about his “Hallelujah” wedding song—UPDATED

He appeared on RTE’s “The Late Late Show” a few nights back.  He performed an encore of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” just as he did at the wedding, and talked about that phenomenal (and controversial) moment below. UPDATE: Writing at Catholic Vote, Kate O’Hare offers some poignant, hopeful thoughts on this phenomenon, and what it might [Read More...]

Something wondrous: 14 years of a girl’s life in 4 minutes

This is exceptional: An 14 incredible years in the making, this viral video shows Lotte Hofmeester grow from a baby to a beautiful teen in a mere 4 minutes and five seconds. Lotte’s father, Frans Hofmeester, started taking video of his daughter as soon as she was born on October 28, 1999. “She was changing at such a rapid pace, that [Read More...]

Great moments in journalism: Fox News confuses NAACP with NCAA, just as SNL predicted

Wow. Life imitates television. That’s a scary thought. From Mother Jones:  On Tuesday morning, Fox & Friends First host Heather Childers referred to the UConn Huskies as “NAACP national champs.” This is funny, because what she meant was “NCAA national champs.” The NAACP is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which, among other things, mounted anti-lynching campaigns in the [Read More...]

Watch a priest leave this bride and groom speechless—and in tears

I’ve never seen anything quite like this. And I’ll wager you haven’t either. From the Christian Post:  SonLight Music Ministry had just finished what sounded like a beautiful rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” when Father Ray Kelly again took the mic at the wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane. But instead of closing the [Read More...]

If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was just another day in the Catholic blogosphere

But otherwise: this is pretty sensational. Popped up on my Facebook feed, and I couldn’t resist. It’s a German quartet known as Salut Salon. Enjoy. [Read more...]

Ingenious. How’d they do that?

How the Times of London is promoting its Sunday culture section. This is just amazing. [Read more...]