Yesterday would have been Fred Rogers (a.k.a. “Mr. Rogers”) 84th birthday. The Christian Post notes that one significant aspect of the celebrated TV star (who died in 2003) was his early life as a minister: He left behind a lasting imprint on children’s televisionwith his series “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” but many may not know that he [Read More...]
Really! Behold, the terpsichorean skills of David Rider. From the good folks at CNS, here’s a description from Robert Duncan of how it came to be: I briefly met David Rider two years ago in New York City while on retreat at the archdiocesan seminary. I was surprised to run into him on the streets [Read More...]
Here’s a fascinating and timely video, from America Magazine, about a time and place we shouldn’t forget — when Irish Catholics were a minority facing discrimination and outright persecution right here in the United States. But the Church remained their rock and refuge. Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day: take a look at Old [Read More...]
Via Matt Weber and Catholic TV, some insight for Lent — or any time, really: The pope himself has had confession on his mind recently: Confession can help Catholics build lives filled with hope and holiness, which are needed for effective evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI said. “New evangelization, therefore, also starts from the confessional,” he [Read More...]
You may not know his name, but you know his music. It’s inescapable. ”It’s A Small World” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” are just two of his enduring songs, penned with his brother, Richard. (In the photo above, that’s Robert on the left and Richard on the right. You know who those other two are.) If memory serves, [Read More...]
This popped up over the weekend and is making the rounds of the interwebs. Take a couple minutes and watch — and then send it around. It comes from Americans United for Life. UPDATE: Link has been fixed. It should play now. [Read more...]
We all need to dream, don’t we? Joe Ayoob has long dreamed of setting a world record for paper airplane throwing. And he did it the other day in California. 226 feet, 10 inches. Watch. And read more here. [Read more...]
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