“Preachers of Detroit” Is Next Big Reality Show on Oxygen

Bishop Charles Ellis

Watch out, Hollywood!  Detroit-area pastors are smiling for the camera as a new reality series, "Preachers of Detroit," begins filming in Motown.The show is a spin-off of the popular "Preachers of L.A.", which has been a big hit for the Oxygen cable network, whose investors include Oprah Winfrey.  Like "Preachers of L.A.", the show will follow its cast of preachers and their families in and out of the pulpit.  Faith, family and friendship will be the topic in the much-anticipated se … [Read more...]

“I Recited the Lord’s Prayer”: Actor Jackson Rathbone Recounts Flight Scare

Jackson Rathbone

Jackson Rathbone, actor best known for his role as Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga, was traveling with his wife and young son aboard JetBlue's Flight 1416 yesterday, when the right engine exploded while in flight.  Faced with the crisis, Rathbone said, "I recited the Lord's prayer."  He held onto his wife and son as the plane rattled and shook.Flight 1416 had left the airport in Long Beach, California, headed toward Austin, Texas, when passengers heard a loud 'pop.'  The cabin quickly filled … [Read more...]

Neilson Carlin: Creator of the Icon for the World Meeting of Families

Icon of the Holy Family - uncovered

"The scales began to fall."  Neilson Carlin is talking about his conversion to the Catholic faith, which was facilitated through the patient guidance of a priest and deacon who answered his many questions during an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program in 2000.  Carlin had not expected to become Catholic, but only wanted to know more about the faith which was so important to his fiancee and her mother.Carlin is a Philadelphia artist who now specializes in sacred art.  He was s … [Read more...]