Beautiful. Uplifting. Funny. And so very true.

Take 10 minutes and watch this extraordinary video, created by a class of Alabama middle school students.  It will stay with you long after it’s finished. H/T Aggie Catholics. [Read more...]

Climb every mountain: a priest’s journey up Kilimanjaro

Last week, I posted an item about a priest from Des Moines climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.  CNS caught up with him this week, and has more: A pastor from the Des Moines Diocese has experienced a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with the hope that it will bring others to God. Msgr. Frank Bognanno, 72 and pastor of Christ [Read More...]

Martin Luther King Jr.: “Love your enemies…love has redemptive power”

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and [Read More...]

Tebow didn’t win, but his bible verse still scored on TV

Maybe things didn’t turn out Saturday the way Tim Tebow might have hoped. But the gang at Focus on the Family used the big game to run the ad below — which, imho, is a winner. UPDATE: Melinda Henneberger in the Washington Post is less impressed: Though not exactly a Benetton commercial – I think [Read More...]

Whatever happened to the homeless “Man with the Golden Voice”?

The answer below: RELATED: The man with the “golden voice” gives credit to God Yes, his story keeps getting better and better [Read more...]

A resolution worth keeping

From the President of CatholicCulture.org: Those of us with dogmatic personalities—and that includes many who take the Faith seriously in a hostile culture—have an additional spiritual hurdle, because we so often confuse our commitment to God’s principles with our own self-importance as God’s spokesmen. This can lead to a habit of self-righteous indignation, as if [Read More...]

After 77 years, mother reunited with daughter she gave up for adoption

From the AP comes this remarkable story of enduring love: For most of her 100 years, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the precious baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teen. She hoped, but never imagined, she’d see her Betty Jane again. The cruel act of violence bore in Disbrow an enduring [Read More...]

“The joy of quiet”

Who doesn’t crave that, especially this time of year? It turns out, we not only crave it, we need it. From author Pico Iyer, in this Sunday’s New York Times: LAST year, I flew to Singapore to join the writer Malcolm Gladwell, the fashion designer Marc Ecko and the graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister in addressing [Read More...]

“This is my story”: Ben Breedlove’s astonishing testimony

The teenager died Christmas Day, just a week after making the brief videos below.  Read more about his life here and here. But watch these two brief YouTube clips (which have become a phenomenon on the Internet). They are his legacy — moving, heartbreaking, but ultimately luminous and full of hope. Eternal rest grant unto [Read More...]

Grief gives way to joy: the extraordinary tale of how a daughter finally came to know her mother

This is really something: the story of a woman who never got to see her birth mother, until she went to her wake.  From the Buffalo News:   When Jackie Oddo came downstairs on the morning of Dec. 13, she noticed that her husband seemed oddly quiet and still as he read The Buffalo News [Read More...]


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