T.H.I.N.K. Five ways to bridge faith and culture in a social media world

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  Because so many folks wanted a copy of my presentation from "Roots+Wings National Religious Education Conference" in Durban this weekend, I posted it on SlideShare.net. I hope the links work! If not you can google the videos with the title that is on the slide. It was a wonderful conference. About 330 Catholic school principals teachers and Religious Education teachers attended. Religious Education is not catechesis in South Africa which happens in the parish, but a study, from … [Read more...]

American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez: when the whole world held its breath

If you ever doubt the power of music to transcend daily life, listen to Jessica Sanchez's rendition of  "And I Will Always Love You". Jessica channels Whitney and when she pauses just before she belts out "And I-I-I will always love you" I think the whole world held its breath. I did. I don't think I have EVER seen Randy Jackson so moved. Jennifer Lopez says, "God blesss you" and Steve Tyler tells Jessica: you just made 40 million people cry. Dolly Parton's little song ... Maybe "American Idol" … [Read more...]

The Help, Senna, Rise of the Planet of the Apes Film Reviews

        Click here and scroll down for my written reviews of The Help and SENNA on American Catholic.org Here is my short video tape on The Help, SENNA and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes:   … [Read more...]

Sister Rose YouTube Channel

A few weeks ago I began reviewing current films for American Catholic.org It is the online, continually updated version of St. Anthony Messenger. I am also doing a weekly "Faith & Media: segment for American Catholic Radio on the Franciscan Media site Stop by and visit!! Here's my review of the new Harry Potter film. To subscribe to these weekly updates, visit http://www.Youtube.com/sisterroseACO   … [Read more...]

Urban Mystic: The Video for the 19th anniversary of the LA riots

On this day in 1992, four Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted of the beating of Rodney King and Los Angeles erupted in rioting. The beating of King, which had been video tapped, the trial and acquittal were seminal events in the history of race relations in this country. Last year I interviewed the Rev. Scott D. Young about his annual pilgrimage to the site of the flash point of the civil unrest following the acquittal of the police officers in the Rodney King … [Read more...]

Can’t Smile Without You

This YouTube video can tell us so much: innocence, talent, how smart kids really are, how to silence women who are only trying to verbalize their views, body language, and so forth. I just love this... … [Read more...]


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