Pittsburgh hospital sends Christmas babies home in stockings

Photo: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Adorable. From The Daily Mail:  Babies born at a Pittsburgh hospital are heading home with their parents in tiny stockings. The Magee-Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center snapped photos of the tots lined up in the stockings, each with a green or red hat atop their [Read More...]

Kentucky priest gets an anonymous gift — and pays it forward for Christmas

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Must-see video: watch what a homeless man does with $100

You might be surprised. Check out this remarkable vignette. [Read more...]

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Try this.

A priest friend send me this image this morning: I was curious to learn more about Steve Maraboli, and found this 2011 story about him from Long Island Catholic: “Pretend God is deaf” and more interested in actions than words, motivational speaker Steve Maraboli advised parishioners at St. Peter of Alcantara Church here last week. “The [Read More...]

Cancer patient gets her wish granted, meets Pope Francis

From CBS News:  Since birth, they’ve called her “one tough cookie.” Now, Gracie West is living up to that nickname as she fights cancer. She’s had nine rounds of chemotherapy, and when asked if she could have one wish, she said she wanted to meet the pope, CBS News’ Allen Pizzey reports. “My motto is, [Read More...]

“We can do anything. We could be heroes…”

This is guaranteed to make you gasp, squeal, swoon, and maybe even feel a lump in your throat. People are awesome. And a little bit nuts. But mostly awesome. Crank up the volume and enjoy! [Read more...]

NFL star gives up his career to help the needy

Amazing:  In 2012 — after seven years in the NFL –- Jason Brown was let go from the Rams. Though other teams were interested in signing him, he left his career because he felt he had found a higher calling. Brown went on to become a farmer and to help the hungry with the fruits of his labor, [Read More...]

Awesome: parishioner donates kidney to pastor

From CNS:  A parishioner walks up to her pastor and says, “I want to give you my kidney.” Pastor smiles and says, “OK.” Don’t expect a punchline. It’s no joke. Fr. Michael Whyte arrived at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in 2007 and has been pastor there since 2008. A type 1 diabetic, he began [Read More...]

The feel-good video of the season, from those generous blue elves at WestJet

Many will remember the great WestJet Christmas video from last year, wherein the Canadian airline gave unsuspecting passengers some pretty extravagant gifts. Well, they’ve outdone themselves this year with another blockbuster video—and it is an instant classic. Break out the Kleenex for this one. I can’t imagine what this costs the company, but for all [Read More...]

A deacon who is a doctor battles Ebola in Liberia: “He dropped everything to serve the Lord”

Here’s a humbling profile of a deacon who is serving in ways most of us can’t fathom. From The Rhode Island Catholic: According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as of Tuesday. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in [Read More...]


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