Andy Griffith Studied to Be a Moravian Minister!

Andy Griffith

Before the Andy Griffith Show…  way before Matlock… Andy Griffith made his film debut in the black-and-white film “A Face in the Crowd.”  He played a country boy, a complex young man with a mean streak.  A power-hungry drifter, who achieved success—first as a television host, and then in the political realm.Director Elia Kazan cast Griffith as the lead in the 1957 film, and his co-stars included Patricia Neal, Lee Remick, Walter Matthau and Tony Franciosa. Griffith was raised Baptist.  Wh … [Read more...]

Medjugorje: An Alternate Perspective

Medjugorje - Spinning Sun 2010

In recent days there have been many harsh words written about the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje. Howard Kainz, Marquette University professor emeritus, wrote a critical article published June 29 in Crisis Magazine about an invitation he received to attend five apparitions with Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic Lunetti.  The apparitions are slated to occur at the 2012 gathering at the Tabernacle of our Lady’s Messages at Caritas, in Birmingham, Alabama, between July 1 and 5.  … [Read more...]


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