Who’s that nun at the Academy Awards?

Anyone asking that question clearly doesn’t know about Dolores Hart — Hollywood starlet who left the movies to become a cloistered Benedictine nun in the early 1960s.  Now her story has been made into an acclaimed documentary called “God Is Bigger Than Elvis,” which is up for an Oscar.  And Dolores Hart — now known [Read More…]

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“Long have I waited for your coming home to me…”

I’m sure I’ll hear this Ash Wednesday staple sung multiple times at our parish’s Masses today. Here, a beautiful rendition of a beautiful hymn (written by Gregory Norbet), performed by John Michael Talbot. [Read more…]

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What happened when a church opened its doors during the Super Bowl

Remember St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis?  They launched an extraordinary hospitality campaign during the Super Bowl, opening their doors to anyone and everyone. How’d it go? Take a look. [Read more…]

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Dolan on HHS ruling this morning

CBS This Morning, actually. According to CNS: Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan of New York said he is “a little skeptical” that the Obama administration wants to find a compromise on the requirement that health plans for most religious employers cover contraceptives and sterilization free of charge. In an interview Feb. 9 with “CBS This Morning,” [Read More…]

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Hitler reacts to the new Roman Missal

You knew this was coming sooner or later. [Read more…]

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Best Super Bowl ad: the Dog Strikes Back

Here it is: arguably the best ad on last night’s Super Bowl — or, at least, the best one that didn’t star Clint Eastwood. (You’ll remember the VW ad being teased here.) [Read more…]

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Fandemonium: another great Super Bowl commercial

What happens when two rec league hockey teams suddenly get thousands of fans cheering them on? You gotta see this.  It’s great. [Read more…]

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“The Amish Project”: life without a cell phone, computer, social media

What happens when a college student walks away from modern life for 90 days?  Jake Reilly did that.  And what he found was a revelation: In the end, having finished this whole thing, is your life different now or did you fall right back into old habits? Reilly: It’s definitely different, but I catch myself doing [Read More…]

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Does your life sound like this?

Mine does. Oscar Hammerstein once wrote, “All the sounds of the earth are like music.”  Here’s the 21st century version of that idea, cleverly conceived and executed. [Read more…]

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“Abortion snatches the knitting out of God’s hand…”

From the huge Mass celebrated Monday at the Verizon Center as part of the March for Life, here’s Msgr. Charles Pope, from the Archdiocese of Washington (and blogger extraordinaire), delivering a terrific homily before a crowd of 18,000 young people. [Read more…]

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