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Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" honored at 67th annual Christopher Awards

Date: 05/20/2016

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gEDiOJuRRc The good stuff. Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart , which recently scored a series-record 3-million total viewers in Live+3 day ratings for its Season 3 finale was honored with the prestigious Spirit Award at the 67th annual Christopher Awards held in Midtown Manhattan ...

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Are You a Spiritual or Ritualistic Catholic?

Date: 05/18/2016

There has always been a significant difference between spiritual and ritualistic Catholics. The gap; however, is widening. In large part, due to the excellent shepherding example of Pope Francis. Pope Francis continues to dispel the notion of the so-called 'Ritualistic' Catholic, in favor of the 'Spiritual' Catholic. The difference? A ritualistic Catholic may go to church each Sunday, per ...

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Spring Cleanliness

Date: 05/09/2016

  In winter, we spend inordinate amounts of time inside, dwelling, stewing, stagnating in enforced inactivity. When our hibernating energy finally re-awakens in the spring, it is with a pronounced case of morning breath. After the dust, the must, the rust of winter, a thorough spring cleaning is called for. The promise of renewed life prompts us to prepare a sacred and auspicious way for i ...

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Mother's Day Musings

Date: 05/06/2016

An unprecedented number — nearly one fourth — of Baby Boom women chose not to bear and raise children. But we were archetypal Mothers, nonetheless. We gave birth to something of our passion — a business, a career, an art form, a political involvement, a spiritual practice — and nurtured it to keep it alive. We created our own ways of being and served as role models, mentors, and teachers to th ...

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Pope Francis Offers Hope for Divorcing Catholics

Date: 04/14/2016

A recent Washington Post article explores Pope Francis and his modern views on divorcing Catholics and Communion. The Pope has ignited a conversation which has Catholics, clergy and experts pondering their interpretation of his words and what it means to contemporary Catholicism. The aforementioned article, which by the way is worth the read, cites the Pope's following advice to priests regardin ...

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What Does Being Catholic Mean to You?

Date: 04/15/2016

I remember the first time in elementary school that the nuns gave me a rosary. To this six year old little girl, it felt like being handed a piece of jewelry. It had clear, iridescent beads that sparkled like bling. I have always loved the rosary. In the past twelve or more years, I have begun to collect them and rather than leave them in a drawer or just by my nightstand, I display them in var ...

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Celebrating positive media: 2016 Christopher Award winners announced

Date: 04/13/2016

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. The good stuff. Country music legend Dolly Parton, movie icon legend Sylvester Stallone and popular comedian/sitcom star Jim Gaffigan are among those whose work is being honored at the 67 th annual Christopher Awards, to be presented in New York City on May 19th, 2016. The awards, which were created in 1949, celebrate me ...

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