Does it “Take a Church” to Make a Match?

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A recent press release caught my eye. Following on the success of the game show “The American Bible Challenge”, a new series entitled “It Takes a Church” promises to help “unattached fellow parishioners find their partner”. I have to admit, I’m intrigued by the idea of a faith community help one of their own singles [Read More...]

Benedictines of Mary to Appear on PBS

Nuns-Lent Album

From my friends at Carmel Communications comes great news that the Benedictines of Mary will appear on PBS around the country during the month of June to share their awesome project “Lent at Ephesus”. Here are all of the details: WHAT – “Lent at Ephesus,” a special on the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles’ album of [Read More...]

Seinfeld, Talking Tech on Tonight

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I’m with my editor and mentor Elizabeth, who shared earlier this week that she’s digging Jimmy Fallon’s take on the Tonight Show. For the first time in several years — and owing to the beauty of consuming television on-demand — I’m tuning in too. It’s been fun! While I could have done without a bit [Read More...]

Congratulations Brian Patrick and Matt Swaim!

Matt Swaim, new host of the SonRise Morning Show

Every Thursday morning for the past few years (or at least most of them!), I’ve woken up screaming early to join my friends at EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show to talk technology and faith. The majority of those calls have been preceded by a conversation earlier in the week with the show’s producer extraordinaire, Matt [Read More...]

Hey, Harry Connick, Jr.: I Was Creeped Out Too!


Since my fellow Patheos blogger Tony Rossi threw open the door for conversation about American Idol, I thought I would share the moment last night when I sort of fell in love with new Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. Morgan Deplitch – Paris – American Idol 13 by IdolxMuzic It happened when fifteen year old [Read More...]

EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell Debuts

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I’ve been waiting for the big debut of Colleen Carroll Campbell’s new show EWTN News Nightly since it was announced. Here’s the video of Colleen’s first episode for those who missed it live: Colleen Carroll Campbell is poised, thorough and ultimately “watchable”. This will be a daily blessing for those of us who want news [Read More...]

EWTN News Nightly Looks Like a Winner

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Recently released by EWTN, this promo for the new show EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell has me truly excited. We watched — and fell in love with — Colleen during the recent Conclave coverage on EWTN. She was impeccably informed, true to the teachings of the Church and altogether charming in her sharing [Read More...]

More “Making the Grade”: Developing Student Leaders in Catholic Schools

I decided to share the two most recent episodes of my new television show, “Making the Grade”. This program, which highlights Catholic Education trends and topics, airs monthly on KNXT and on Youtube. In these two episodes, we take on the topic of “Forming Student Leaders”. In the first episode, we meet two current high [Read More...]

Zimmerman Case: Does “Trial by TV” Benefit the Public Good?

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Here’s a little confession: I have a “sleep ritual” that helps me to cope with the crazy life I lead. I’m married to an ER doctor who comes home at weird hours of the night and turns on Sports Center. I parent a teen who seems to sleep during the 3 am to 11 am [Read More...]

My Trip to EWTN

In the studio at EWTN

I’m waking up this morning in a sort of dream-like state. As I look out my window, I can see a beautiful grove of trees. Just beyond it sits the brown, brick studio where Mother Angelica began a global television station — EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network — out of a garage. I am [Read More...]