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In February of 1891, a peculiar advertisement began to appear in the papers. “Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board,” exclaimed dark ink, and the ad advised readers to “Come and see this wonderful game”. The origin of this ad was a Pittsburgh novelty shop called Danziger & Company, and it promised that this mysterious talking board could “answer questions concerning the past, present, and futu ...
For centuries, no one has looked inside the simple tomb in Jerusalem's Old City, where it is said that Jesus Christ was laid to rest after his crucifixion and before his resurrection. Until this week, where a crew of specialists opened the tomb to find the limestone burial bed. “We saw where Jesus Christ was laid down,” Father Isidoros Fakitsas, the superior of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchat ...
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wogXdgWEvNw" frameborder="0"] Gotham Chopra talked to me about his new series for the Audience Network, "The Religion of Sports," created with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and premiering November 15, 2016. Have you always been a big sports fan? Yes, I have. I grew up in Bo ...
No Catholic wants to become a divorce statistic. People marry because they believe they will defy the odds. Why else would they challenge not only Catholic but overall divorce rates? They do this because they believe in true love. They believe in the Sacrament of Matrimony. They believe that God is the author of marriage and that 'what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asu ...
"The Innocents" in theaters + Chonda Pierce gets real on Dove Channel and in doc "Laughing in the Dark"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. At the movies : The Innocents which open in theaters today. I've been hearing a lot of good things about th is one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go63ZVVwivI Synopsis: Warsaw, December 1945: World War II is finally over, and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a pani ...
By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0 ) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described her menopause this way: “My periods just started gettin’ lighter and lighter ...
Within hours of the Orlando massacre that occurred early Sunday morning, veteran academic and prolific writer Mary Grabar predicted on her Facebook wall that “liberal pundits” would soon enough be “linking the Orlando shooting [at a gay nightclub] to other instances of homophobia, such as Harvey Milk and the Stonewall riots.” The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), continued Grabar, would get busy ...
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