Ear Worms: the sound track in my head

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Do tunes every get stuck in your ears? I call sticky tunes ear worms. Here are the worms traveling through air, time, and the culture right now that are pleasing to my ear. What are your ear worms? Hum (A Prius for Everyone)(Do you know who sings this?)Well, it's a nice idea. I'd like to think everyone could afford a Prius. But they are giving away this tune for free and it's stuck in my head via a Prius worm FireworkKaty PerryWhat a great song from the pop p … [Read more...]

Hildegard of Bingen: prayer, supper & movie with a saint

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Last night Sister Marie surprised us by making supper according to what St. Hildegard of Bingen (1089- 1179) might have served for her community of nuns back in the day – or a slight variation thereof.First Sister Marie told us about the one-day retreat she attended last weekend to prepare for this coming Sunday, October 7, when Pope Benedict VXI will name Hildegard a Doctor of the Church. She spoke about Hildegard’s “viriditas”   because Hildegard knew that if we care for the God’s earth it … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan & Stephen Colbert meet Fordham c/o Jim Martin, SJ to evangelize anew

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   I was not there last night, where new kinds of Bronx cheers must have been heard when Cardinal Dolan of New York and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" met at Fordham University. Their host was Rev. James Martin, SJ, a lover of good humor and author of "Between Heaven and Mirth."Here are a couple of paragraphs from Jim's post at "America" magazine this morning and a link to the whole thing. Jim also explains why there was no television … [Read more...]

October Baby on DVD today

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  Earlier this year I reviewed "October Baby" for On Faith and Media:“October Baby” tells the fictional story of Hannah  (newcomer Rachel Hendrix), a 19-year old college student who collapses during the performance of a play. In an effort to find out why she is having medical issues and nightmares her parents tell her she is adopted. This overwhelming news sends her and her best friend, Jason, on a road trip to find her real mother.Along the way Rachel must sort thro … [Read more...]

For Greater Glory on DVD Sept 11

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In 1917 the Mexican Constitutional Congress adopted a new constitution. It confirmed the separation of church and state first decreed in the 1857 constitution, returned subsoil rights to the government from ownership and control by foreign corporations, established the basis for secular education, and provided for land reforms. Five articles restricted the power and liberty of the Catholic church. These forbade public worship outside of churches, restricted the church’s right to own property, c … [Read more...]

American Bible Challenge

"The American Bible Challenge" premieres on the Game Show Network tonight - Photo (c) GSN

When I first heard of the Game Show Network's idea for a new game show, I wondered: How is it no one ever thought of it before? There is so much material in the scriptures that if the producers play it right, they could have many seasons. It could be a way to bring Christians together around the Word.On the set of Game Show Network's "The American Bible Challenge" with host Jeff Foxworthy. ((c) GSN)This hourlong show that tests Bible knowledge is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy ("Are You S … [Read more...]

Bows, arrows and a sword: Girls rock this year on film

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2012 is turning out to be a banner year for films with significant female lead characters: warriors, weapons and all.With an estimated budget of $185 million, the new Pixar/Disney 3-D animated feature, "Brave," opened June 22 and grossed $66 million. Made on half that budget, "The Hunger Games" opened March 25 with a box office of $152.5 million and has brought $400 million in North America and nearly $650 million worldwide. (The DVD is due out Aug. 18.) "Snow White and the Huntsman," made … [Read more...]

Catholic Comedy Night Update July 11

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BRAVE and nine more reviews at “Sister Rose Goes to the Movies”

For reviews of BRAVE, Madagascar 3, MEN IN BLACK 3, The Avengers, CHIMPANZEE, Dark Shadows, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, Battleship, and THE LUCKY ONE click on Sister Rose Goes to the Movies. … [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...]


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