“Your Heart Is Swollen–You Can’t Let Your Team Down”: Jim Caviezel Talks About His Latest Movie

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On August 22, theatergoers will be treated to a new sports film from Sony Pictures and Affirm Films, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL.Inspired by a true story, the film tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.I had the opportunity this week to talk with Jim Caviezel, who plays Coach Ladouceur, about the film.  What, I asked … [Read more...]

Rest In Peace, Beloved Archbishop Sambi

Earlier this week, I told the story of how Archbishop Pietro Sambi, papal nuncio to the U.S., had so generously welcomed Guest House to the Vatican Embassy in 2006.  Guest House, the treatment center for Catholic clergy and religious, was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding; and the nuncio’s enthusiastic support for our mission was evident in his remarks that evening.In my brief report I fell short, though, of truly capturing his warmth and his charisma.  Here's what I mea … [Read more...]

Corralling Corapi: Pandora’s Box?

John Corapi has released another statement.In what has emerged as a pitiful volley of "he said-he said," Corapi again defends himself against accusations leveled against him by his own order.  The S.O.L.T., similarly, had been defending itself against Corapi's blunt criticisms.There has never been any sexual impropriety, Corapi insists.  Never any paid hush money.  Never was deception intended; he was only following the studied advice of his legal team.  His financial independence, he say … [Read more...]


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