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...]

Saints and Seminarians: Detroit Archdiocese Launches Vocations Video With a Lively Beat


A YouTube video just released by the Office of Priestly Vocations in the Archdiocese of Detroit serves up a dose of inspiration with a lively beat.Intended for students, for those contemplating a vocation to the priesthood, and for anyone who wants to be holy, the video is the brainchild of Father Tim Birney, director of priestly vocations for the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Brian Meldrum, seminarian and transitional deacon, produced the film."I try to be creative," said Father Tim in a p … [Read more...]

The Conversion of Fr. Ignatius, Ancestor of Princess Diana of Wales

Did you know that Princess Diana of Wales had a relative who may become a Catholic saint?I once knew this story--but it had fallen from memory until I read an article by Simon Caldwell in today's Catholic Herald. In his article about Prince William, Caldwell mentioned the great-great-great uncle of the Prince's mother, Diana, who was an Anglican vicar until he converted to Catholicism at the age of 31.  Once Catholic, he was ordained a priest and ultimately became a Passionist.Caldwell ex … [Read more...]