Moms, Dads, Kids, Singles, Everyone…This Movie’s For You

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The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. Back in January, I reported my first impressions of the movie Moms' Night Out, after my set visit on location in Birmingham. Before that, in December, I wrote about my earlier interview with Patricia Heaton, who starred in the film but was also co-producer with her husband David Hunt. I told you about Moms' Night Out's sheer wackiness, its humor and pathos.  I called it a "frolicking good time" looking at … [Read more...]

Heaven Is For Real: Secrets Colton Burpo Didn’t Tell You in the Book or the Movie

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Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. --John 20:30 SAY WHAT?!  I've always found that single sentence in the Gospel of John, which was read this morning at Mass, to be one of the most compelling.  I mean, you're telling me there are other things that happened--other miracles, other healings, other resurrections, other multiplications of loaves and fishes--which the evangelist saw, but which he doesn't tell us about? Well, … [Read more...]

Little Boy Sees the Face of God, and Lives

Heaven Is For Real

This week in theaters across America, people are hearing--many for the first time--the dramatic story of young Colton Burpo, the son of a Nebraska pastor, who nearly died and who visited heaven while on the operating table. Three-year-old Colton had suffered a burst appendix; but since his sister had the flu at the same time, his parents and doctor didn't realize how sick he was.  It was five days before the doctors diagnosed the problem and rushed him into surgery.  Sepsis had set in, and … [Read more...]


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