Pavarotti’s Return to Catholic Faith

At, Steven Greydanus has noted this detail¬†about Luciano Pavarotti that was overlooked in most obituaries. The diocese had received criticisms that it had gone overboard in honoring a remarried divorc√©. But Pavarotti's parish priest, Fr. Remo Sartori, said the twice-married singer had been reconciled with the Catholic faith, reported the Sydney Morning Herald. Pavarotti had received the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick before losing his battle against pancreatic cancer l … [Read more...]

Must-read of the week: Six conversion-to-Catholicism stories.

The Christian Century has an interesting story this week about six Christians and their journeys to Catholicism.I'm probably asking for trouble here, but I'm interested in hearing from you... after you've read the story:If you're a Christian, but not a Catholic, what did you grow up believing about Catholics? Have your views changed? If you grew up Catholic, what did you grow up believing about Protestants and other traditions? Have your views changed? And finally... how important … [Read more...]

Mia Farrow on "The Omen" and her Catholicism

Mia Farrow is back, talking about her new spooky movie, her past, her children, and her faith. … [Read more...]

Specials: Download a free Narnia script. Brad baby. Wheaton vs. Catholics.

Thursday specials:WHAT DID MR. BEAVER SAY? The official script of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe isn't easy to get. But fans have put one together, if you're willing to read their version...BRAD AND ANGELINA'S BABY NAMED SEXIEST FETUS ALIVE Borowitz strikes again. (via Mark Shea.)CATHOLIC PROFESSORS, YOU'RE FIRED! Wheaton, which proudly houses papers by the Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien, fired a popular professor recently for converting to … [Read more...]

Specials: PTC on Potter. GetReligion on Lewis. Apostrophes.

Thursday's specials:DEFENDING LEWIS Hooray for GetReligion, as they expose the bloodthirsty journalists trying to get their knives into C.S. Lewis. I'm confident that the "deeper magic" of Lewis's stories will rise up and conquer character assassinations.DEFENDING POTTER You've seen my review at Looking Closer's movie page. Now here's Chattaways' review. Sounds like we agree on most things. We'll continue to defend the boy against those Christian film critics who continue to condemn … [Read more...]

Seattle’s Mars Hill Church and Pastor Mark Driscoll hurl outrageous accusations at the Catholic Church… from the pulpit

---THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. Check out the input from Steven Greydanus.---... at least, that's the allegation made in a student editorial in SPU's student newspaper The Falcon on the issue of division within the church. If the student's report is accurate, well, I can only applaud.I've been reading Catholicism and Fundamentalism, by Karl Keating, and Evangelicalism is Not Enough, by Thomas Howard (who has long been one of my favorite writers), and both of them go a long way to showing … [Read more...]