“Faith-based vs. faith-filled in Hollywood: Is there a difference?” Guest post by Fr. Eddie Siebert, SJ

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This is a "guest post" x two actually because it is my friend and Catholic media colleague Jesuit Father Eddie Siebert's weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter online and I want to share it here.The article explores faith-based programming and people of faith working in TV and film. Eddie features an interview I had with writer/musician/producer and show creator of such favorites as "Judging Amy," "Joan of Arcadia." and now "Madam Secretary".Enjoy!______"Faith-based vs. … [Read more...]

Top 300 Christian Blogs for Ministry – check it out and blog on (before the zombie apocalypse)

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 Christian blogs, and Catholic Christian blogs in particular, cover a lot of topics. They are also quite popular. Since 2006 Church Relevance has been dedicated to "Creating relevant, effective ministries." I had never heard of it's founder Ken Shaffer before today. But I like how he (and collaborator Craig Van Lorlaar) define their mission: "True relevance is understanding culture andresponding to hurts and needs with the gospel, sacrifical love, and selfless ministering."Now, h … [Read more...]

Sister Rose’s blog reaches 500,000 hits today

Since I moved my blog to Wordpress on October 5, 2008 I never dreamed of 500.000 hits or page views. In this day of YouTube videos getting a million hits in a day or an hour, this half million in three years eight months, an average of 300 hits a day with 2,900 in one day in 2010, does not seem like much in the virtual scheme of things. Yet it provides me with a motive of thanksgiving for the Internet and the gift of communication between God's people the world over and who knows? Maybe the … [Read more...]

My 2010 blog on WordPress in review

Although I slowed down on posting from October on (due to surgery and other issues), I was pleased to receive this information from WordPress.com. I hope to begin posting soon again!Blessings for 2011! The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health:The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbersThe Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 210,000 t … [Read more...]

Urban Mystic at the Crossroads

The worst riots in urban U.S. history, or civil unrest as some prefer to call them, erupted on April 29, 1992, a reaction to the acquittal of four white Los Angeles policemen for using excessive force in apprehending a black motorist, Rodney King.Racism and brutality, the lack of opportunities, poverty, historical and current official negligence on the part of the city governance and police, and reverse racism, all these socially flammable realities contributed to the 1992 Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Confronting the duck! Check out my new blog

Ever since I saw Norah Ephron's film Julie & Julia a few weeks ago I have wanted to write about  Julia child's advice: "...confront the duck!"  So I decided to start a new blog: Confronting the Duck I am not sure how often I will be able to post to this blog, but I hope it will be often and about what Raissa Maritain called "adventures in grace" - my own or wherever I find it: in people, stories, movies, television. Check in every once in a while and share some of your adventures, t … [Read more...]


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