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...]
Attendees numbered two: Blogger and author Brandon Vogt, and Your Humble Blogger. Venue: Steak-n-Shake in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Monumental issues of great import were discussed, including the name of Mr. Vogt’s soon-to-be-born third child, who will be christened Augustine Xavier. (If that’s not a Catholic name, I don’t know what is…I’m hoping they just [Read More...]
This is truly something remarkable — and well worth a visit. My brother deacon Eric Stoltz from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has created and designed a beautifully executed new website devoted entirely to marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Titled “Conciliaria,” the new site is a treasure trove of history, theology, journalism [Read More...]
The Detroit Free Press has a lengthy profile of the controversial televangelist: As a Catholic TV station based in Ferndale becomes increasingly popular around the world, church officials are trying to tell the public that the media outlet does not represent Catholicism. In two public statements, the Archdiocese of Detroit has taken the unusual step [Read More...]
This is pretty interesting–and revealing: Last Tuesday, the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced it would no longer fund clinical breast exams and mammograms through Planned Parenthood. The $680,000 per year that was going to Planned Parenthood helped provide exams for 170,000 mainly low-income and minority women. The organization claimed that they were tightening their rules for [Read More...]
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...]
Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. In February 2011, he was named the Executive Editor of ONE, the acclaimed magazine published by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
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