Now I’ve seen everything: ladies and gentlemen, the hip hop pope

This is a scream. From the mischievously creative mind of Fr. Darryl Millette, from the Diocese of Saskatoon—who obviously has far too much time on his hands. Enjoy! [Read more...]

More from Fr. Joshua, the rapping priest—and a simply sensational vocations video, to boot—UPDATED

Jack Maguire, Social Media Coordinator at Ascension Press, dropped me a line today: Ascension Press just released a vocations video featuring Fr. Joshua. I thought you may be interested in sharing this as a followup to your initial post. The video goes into greater detail on Fr. Joshua’s conversion and his journey to the priesthood. Put [Read More...]

An amazing rendition of “Amazing Grace”

Someone sent this to me this afternoon, and it’s too good not to share. From Carnegie Hall a few years ago. Just watch. You may never hear this particular hymn the same way again. Image from [Read more...]

Lamb chimes in during papal blessing

St. Agnes via Wikipedia From the good people at Rome Reports, a short video showing the traditional blessing for the Feast of St. Agnes—and one attendee who had something to get off its chest. Pity he wasn’t blessing rabbits. [Read more...]

Family and faith: Michael Keaton’s poignant acceptance speech at the Golden Globes

He thanked his mother who prayed the rosary and went to Mass, and his large family. Take a look below. [Read more...]

Must-see video: famed Cebu prison dancers practice routine for Pope Francis

You may remember these orange-clad dancers from their iconic performance of “Thriller” some years back: Some background: CPDRC Dancing Inmates or the CPDRC dancers is a collective of prison inmates in Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum security prison in Cebu, in Cebu Province, Philippines where the prisoners perform dance routines as part of their daily exercise and rehabilitation, and many of their [Read More...]

RIP, Andraé Crouch

The gospel legend is going to see The King. He died Thursday at 72. From The Los Angeles Times:  Crouch, a Los Angeles native, died about 4:30 p.m. at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications after having a heart attack on Saturday, according to Brian Mayes. “Today my twin brother, womb-mate and [Read More...]

Fasten your seatbelts: a quick trip on the pope’s plane

Here’s something altogether different, from Rome Reports: a glimpse inside the plane that carries the pope on his various trips. Take a look. And remember to keep your tray table closed and your seat in the upright position. [Read more...]

After “paying it forward,” Kentucky priest gets a surprise donation

You might remember this story from last week, about a priest in Kentucky “paying it forward” by giving away thousands of dollars for Christmas. Now, an anonymous donor is paying it forward, back to his church—and in a big way. What a great start to the new year. Check out the video below. | [Read More...]

Best. Son. Ever.

App developer Joe Riquelme has done pretty well for himself—he developed Videoshop, an editing app for iPhone—and this Christmas, he gave his parents the ultimate Christmas gift. He paid off their mortgage.  You can read about here.  Watch the moment below. Warning: kleenex required. [Read more...]