1,000 Facts About the Bible for Kids

1000Facts - Cover

Just in time for Easter giving:  A great new picture book from National Geographic! 1,000 Facts About the Bible offers a plethora of fun facts that children (and everyone else) will enjoy learning:  about angels and art, food and fashion, apostles and prophets and personalities from the Bible. One caution for parents:  1,000 Facts About the Bible is NOT a devotional.  You won't find evening prayers, or tips for obeying your parents, or a list of important Marian dogmas. … [Read more...]

Prayers for Cardinal George, Hospitalized Once Again

Cardinal George - medical update

Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is back in the hospital.  I've kept you posted in the past regarding the state of his health, after cancer metastasized from his bladder to his kidney and liver, then recurred in his right kidney.   The cardinal himself has acknowledged that this disease will eventually claim his life; but in the meantime, he has continued to be an inspiration to countless followers who admire his calm acceptance and faith in this, his gre … [Read more...]

“The Drop Box” Is a Great Film; And Soon, It May Be a Reality in Indiana

Drop Box - Pastor Lee

"The Drop Box" will be opening in theaters tomorrow for a limited three-day engagement.  You really should try to see the film, which tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak's efforts to save babies who might otherwise be abandoned on the streets.  Pastor Lee builds a "drop box", a rudimentary wooden box with a bell, in the wall of his home in Seoul, South Korea.  There, mothers can place their babies knowing that their own identity will remain anonymous, and that the babies will … [Read more...]