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Tom Petty Gets Political

Date: 07/28/2014

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' upcoming album, Hypnotic Eye, reveals a political side of the famous song legend. In a recent interview with Billboard, Petty was very candid about the inspiration and his overall feelings about the Catholic church and other things political. "Playing Dumb," a track on the new album, is centered on the sex abuse scandals with the Catholic Church.  Petty say ...

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A funny thing happened on the way to Jesus: "Seinfeld" writer Tom Leopold shares his heartfelt and inspiring faith journey + Thank you, Meshach Taylor + "Supernanny" on UP

Date: 07/03/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture So, there's this convert... I first met Tom Leopold , the accomplished sitcom writer ( Seinfeld, Cheers, Will & Grace ), comedian and host of Entertaining Truth on SiriusXM's Catholic Channel (Ch. 129/Thursdays, 1 PM ET) right after he was honored with The Christopher Spirit Award earlier this year in New Yor ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Meshach Taylor, Christopher Spirit Award, "Seinfeld" Writer Tom Leopold, Entertaining Truth On Siriusxm's Catholic Channel, Cheers, Designing Women, Dave's World, Mike Jue, Photo Finish

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Is It Enough -- Just to Believe?

Date: 06/27/2014

There is a sense of peace and joy in believing in a good, gracious, merciful, loving, compassionate, understanding God. Blossom, original oil painting by Steve Henderson, sold; licensed open edition print at Framed Canvas Art. I'll be the first to admit that I make things too complicated, and as an astute and thoughtful reader wrote me about a recent article,  The Kingdom of Heaven -- How Do ...

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A priest defends capitalists from negative media stereotypes + People are loving "I Like Being 98"

Date: 06/24/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Greed isn't good but capitalism is. And, no, contrary to what Hollywood stereotypes like Gordon Gekko might have us believe, capitalism is not synonymous with greed. Greed, of course is a sin. But Reverend Robert Sirico, the Catholic priest who founded the  Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty says ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, "I Like Being 98", Reverend Robert Sirico, Acton Institute For The Study Of Religion And Liberty, Povertycure - From Aid To Enterprise, Defending The Free Market: The Moral Case For A Free Economy, Gordan Gekko, I Like Giving Founder Brad Formsma, Vatican Bank

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Demonizing Israel and the Jews

Date: 06/20/2014

My friend at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, is a wealth of information, especially for people of faith struggling to understand the dynamics in the Arab-Israeli conflict. His book, Demonizing Israel and the Jews , is a hard look at the alarming rise in anti-Semitism worldwide; the book includes essays and interviews with leading experts. In the intervi ...

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False Leaders, Speaking in Our Name

Date: 06/09/2014

There are sheep, and there are goats. As an owner of goats, I would have to be that there are many people whose lives give the poor animals a bad name. In our younger years, prior to children, the Norwegian Artist and I traveled through and lived in South America, where our most fervent hope was that we would be thought to be Canadians, Danes, Australians, or anything other than Americans ...

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38 great new TV series (with positive themes) that you won't be watching this fall

Date: 06/06/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Let there be light! The broadcast and cable networks recently wrapped up their annual upfront presentations in which they locked in and promoted their series selections for the 2014-2015 TV season. It's amazing to me that -- with the exception of networks like Hallmark Channel and UP -- how much dark dramas and so-called e ...

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