COUNTDOWN: My Top Ten Catholic News Stories from 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! In a few hours, 2014 will be a happy memory and we'll be jotting down our New Years Resolutions for 2015.I'm not going to tell you that I'm always right--that I always report on the biggest and best Catholic stories on the Internet.What I will say, though, is that I covered a lot of news--and looking back, I can see which of my reports my readers liked the best.  So just in case you missed it, here's my "TOP TEN" COUNTDOWN of the biggest stories to appear on Seasons of Gr … [Read more...]

Sr. Cristina Covers Madonna’s Raunchy “Like a Virgin”–And Turns It Into a Prayer

Sister Cristina

You remember Sister Cristina--the Italian nun who made a splash on social media last year after winning first-place in Italy's version of "The Voice"?  The peppy nun has released her first single from her debut album, a cover of Madonna's 1984 hit "Like a Virgin."The Madonna video, filmed on gondolas in Venice, was downright raunchy.  Sister Cristina has taken the controversial song and turned it into a heartfelt prayer.  Instead of copying Madonna's suggestive writhing and skimpy clothing, S … [Read more...]

Coming to a Theater Near You: The Vatican Museums in Glorious 3D

You never forget your first visit to the Sistine Chapel.  Every trip to Rome is a great privilege, even for seasoned travelers--what with the cobblestones and the trattorias, the glorious architecture and columns and saints buried in little chapels on every street.  Even a seasoned tourist can't help but marvel at the magnificence of Renaissance art and the immensity of St. Peter's Basilica.But back to the Museum:  You buy a ticket and then you stand in line, waiting an hour or longer in the … [Read more...]