From helmets to hardhats: the war veterans who are building the new World Trade Center in New York

This is inspiring, moving and just great. [Read more…]

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Melinda Gates on her Catholicism, and contraception

She speaks to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta below: Details from CNN: Responding to simmering controversy among Catholic bloggers about her new birth control program, Melinda Gates — a practicing Catholic — said she will not shrink from her role as an advocate for poor women. “Part of what I do with the (Gates) Foundation comes form [Read More…]

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Quote of the day

“We live in a time that calls for sentinels and public witness. Every Christian in every era faces the same task. But you and I are responsible for this moment. Today. Now. We need to “speak out,” not only for religious liberty and the ideals of the nation we love, but for the sacredness of life [Read More…]

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My favorite rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”

From 2007.  Place: Fenway Park, Boston.  Singer: Peter Rometti.  He has autism and was selected to sing the national anthem as part of Disability Awareness Night.  The crowd was clearly rooting for him as much as it was the Red Sox.  Watch.  Is this a great country, or what? [Read more…]

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Teenage couple with Down Syndrome voted prom king and queen

How great is that? It happened on Long Island. Click the video below. View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com. [Read more…]

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Where the hell is Matt? Still dancing — and with even more reason to be on his toes

Remember this great video from a few years ago?  The tireless globetrotting dancer is still at it.  Stay with it to the end for a lovely surprise. [Read more…]

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Homeless man documents his life on YouTube

This is where technology has taken us, and it’s eye-opening: A homeless man in San Francisco is using technology to give the world a new perspective on homelessness. His name is Henry Moses Thirkfield, affectionately known as Mo, and he’s been using a Flip Cam to document his day-to-day activities and his interviews with other [Read More…]

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For priests: “Fall in love, stay in love, so love decides everything”

My pal Deacon Jim Keating was pleased to see the new deacons of Omaha featured here yesterday, and wondered if I could give a plug to Creighton University’s stellar Institute for Priestly Formation. Happy to! I know a couple guys who are there now—including Jeremy Canna, who spent his pastoral year at my parish.  For [Read More…]

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“We are Catholics”: group launches national ad campaign against HHS mandate

From The Hill: An association of lay Catholics will air a nationwide ad against the Obama administration’s birth control coverage mandate on Fox News Thursday. The move serves to highlight a two-week effort by U.S. Catholic bishops to build momentum against the mandate, which some have argued violates religious freedom. The debate puts the church in [Read More…]

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“Fight Church”: See how these Christians slug one another

I’m not sure what brand of Christianity these folks practice, but it’s utterly alien to me. Below, the trailer for a new documentary on some Christians who think it’s cool to climb into a cage and slug it out for Jesus.   Ouch. [Read more…]

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