For Mother’s Day: six generations of daughters, from 7 weeks to 111 years

Check out this picture and story that originally aired on ABC News — and Happy Mother’s Day (a day early!): [Read more...]

Religious order produces show on Broadway — and it bombs

In fact, it was one of the biggest duds of the Broadway season: a musical version of the 1992 Steve Martin movie “Leap of Faith,” about a con artist turned preacher. The expensive, long-aborning show is closing this weekend, after a very brief run — and this piece in the New York Times dissects what [Read More...]

Making God a hit on Broadway

It’s an unusual trend in the theater right now, and the New York Times looks at one effort to get people who go to church to also to the theater: Jesus is cracking jokes, sharing parables and dying for our sins in three Broadway musicals this spring, while another six shows feature religious themes that [Read More...]

“Who wants to live in a ghetto, anyway?”

That’s the question at the heart of this thoughtful and challenging piece by Star Foster, who toils over at the Pagan Portal here at Patheos (and who, I should add, is a great gal, to boot!)  I’m not in the habit of posting links to pieces by Pagans, but I thought this one worth thinking [Read More...]

What your commencement speaker won’t tell you

Some frank and timely words of wisdom from writer Christopher Wheelan in the Wall Street Journal: Dear Class of 2012, I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Every spring, I would offer extraordinary tidbits of wisdom to 22-year-olds—which [Read More...]

Original Mac Apple now for auction on eBay. Price? $99,995.

And the bids could take it even higher than that: Among personal-computer enthusiasts, there are many rare and desirable models from years’ past. The Apple Lisa. Steve Jobs’s NeXT computer. The Canon Cat. But there’s a machine selling on eBay right now that’s arguably the rarest of them all: a prototype of the original Apple Macintosh computer. As you might [Read More...]

What’s Darth Vader doing on the National Cathedral?

  Late today, I stumbled on this story, about a tour of the damaged cathedral — and noticed an unusual detail: The Washington National Cathedral will be offering tours of its unique stone carvings for the first time since the building was damaged by an earthquake last year. Tours exploring more than 100 gargoyles perched [Read More...]

Working on faith at work

Is there a way to express your faith on the job? An author has some ideas. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com [Read more...]

I’m sure this seemed like a good idea at the time

The Diocese of Brooklyn (yes, that’s my diocese) decided to advertise Catholic schools with a special Sunday supplement in the New York Daily News. To promote it, on Friday they had stickers placed on the front page of the paper. This is how it turned out. [Read more...]

“The flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture”

A solid, sobering read by Peggy Noonan this Friday — and one that should make a lot of people sit and look around and worry: People in politics talk about the right track/wrong track numbers as an indicator of public mood. This week Gallup had a poll showing only 24% of Americans feel we’re on the [Read More...]


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