Can The Rule of St. Benedict save inner city schools?

A new documentary evidently makes a persuasive argument:  One of the most astonishing things about how Catholic schools educate kids in our country’s worst neighborhoods is that they’re by and large serving a population that isn’t Catholic. It didn’t have to be this way. In fact, it almost wasn’t. That’s one bottom line of the [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...]

Powerful video: TV anchor announces on the air that he is dying of cancer

Details from AP:  A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can. During a newscast on Thursday, Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor [Read More...]

Down syndrome teen hopes to serve Mass in every state

From Catholic News Service:  Kara Jackson, a 16-year-old altar server from Holy Family Parish in Middletown, Ohio is on a quest to serve at Mass in all 50 states.So far she has served at liturgies in 18 states after recently serving at a morning Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.Kara’s endeavor is [Read More...]

Love remembers

This is something utterly sweet and heart-tugging: a brief conversation about love and memory between a daughter and her mother with Alzheimer’s. “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you…”  [Read more...]

Behold, a remarkable tribute to a generous child

The photo shows Chinese doctors bowing in tribute to a young boy who donated his organs to try and save the lives of others. The story:  The parents of 11-year-old Liang Yaoyi were stunned by his request. As cancer ravaged his body, the fifth grader from the Chinese city of Shenzhen focused on how he [Read More...]

Throw away your canes and dance!

This is how we should live. This video popped up Facebook over the weekend. Posted by Edgard Eleuterio Daza, it’s titled  Eternamente Joven, which means “Forever young.” Enjoy. I dare you not to smile. [Read more...]

The world’s most successful coach of endurance runners is…a Catholic missionary?!

Yep. Great story about a remarkable man, whose legacy has been dubbed “the stuff of legend in Kenya”: In 2012, David Rudisha, a Masai warrior from Kenya, ran what many say was the greatest race in the history of the Olympics. He led the 800m final from the front and smashed his own world record, [Read More...]

VIDEO: Pay a visit to “the world’s friendliest restaurant”

A reader sent this my way this morning. Grab a Kleenex and watch. Want to learn more? Read about Tim at his restaurant website. God love him. [Read more...]

Homelessness: it can happen to anyone

The video below is part of a bold new campaign to raise awareness about homelessness.  It packs a punch. Just watch. Details:  Impact Homelessness believes its message of compassion and understanding can prompt positive change. “Since the recession began, the face of homelessness has been changing,” the organization’s Facebook page reads. “From school children to the [Read More...]


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