My nominee for World’s Greatest Dad

12-year-old McKenzie Carey suffers from mitochondrial disease, a close cousin of Parkinson’s and ALS. But she loves dancing. So her dad decided to lend a hand at a recent school pageant. Keep a tissue handy. This is just awesome.  And check out the web page about her life. [Read more...]

“Father Francis stopped by our house!”

That’s the rough translation of the text accompanying this video, showing Pope Francis making an unscheduled stop while traveling through Italy. It popped up on Facebook yesterday and is now sweeping the world. Just watch.   Post by Ivan Vania.   CNS has additional details: Pamela Mauro thought it was unlikely Pope Francis would stop [Read More...]

I’m such a sap. I loved this.

From the good people at Dove, an early Father’s Day present. [Read more...]

Instant classic: man channels Celine Dion, makes his own music video in an empty airport

God bless him. This is priceless. Read how he did it here.  But watch below. It’s one-of-a-kind. And hilarious. [Read more...]

Best dad ever?

He definitely wins the Good Sport award. Can you stand one more rendition of “Love is an Open Door” from “Frozen”? Behold:  a father-daughter duet that is now sweeping the interwebs and is guaranteed to have you grinning. [Read more...]

Sister Cristina: “I’ve had the time of my life…!”

She’s made it into the final round of “The Voice,” in part on the strength of this performance of the hit from “Dirty Dancing.”  Read all about it.  [Read more...]

“Peace is a gift to be sought”

From CNS’s talented Robert Duncan, a video compilation below of some memorable moments from Pope Francis’s first day in the Holy Land, with powerful words preached in Jordan.  Read more about the trip here.  Snip: Celebrating Mass on his first day in the Holy Land, Pope Francis said hope for peace in a region torn by [Read More...]

Rocking on: Sister Cristina “Livin’ on a Prayer”

CNS has the scoop:  A religious sister singing a Bon Jovi mega-hit with a British boy band for backup? “Never say never,” Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia told her audience last night before she was swept into the semifinals by popular vote. Her coach, Italian rap-star J-Ax (who’s been choosing Sister Cristina’s repertoire since her Blind Audition debut) said [Read More...]

Must-see video: father documents newborn son’s short life

The background: When a couple learned their infant son would die soon after he was born, they decided to document his short life in a very special way. Twenty weeks into her pregnancy, Robbyn Blick learned that her unborn son had a fatal genetic abnormality known as Edwards syndrome. Many babies with the syndrome die [Read More...]

What a feeling: Sister Cristina performs “Flashdance”

And, evidently, she’s now got fans with t-shirts celebrating her partnership with J-Ax. From CNS’s blog:  Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia nailed it again last night with her rendition of Irene Cara’s “Flashdance…What a feeling.” Viewers of last night’s live show voted for her to continue on to the final rounds on “The Voice of Italy.” [Read More...]