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Pope Francis, Jesus, and the Real Meaning of Christian Charity

Date: 12/12/2013

In his speech for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, marked for New Year’s Day, Time’s most recently elected “Person of the Year” decried the “widening gap between those who have more and those who must be content with the crumbs.” Pope Francis, it is obvious, is hammering the same theme that he sounded a few weeks ago when he called upon the world to reject “trickle-down economics,” “ ...

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Alyssa Bormes writes about Catholicism and the art of hockey and scores

Date: 12/09/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Catholicism and hockey?  Alyssa Bormes ,  author of the interesting new book The Catechism of Hockey , has made it her goal to highlight the metaphysical connections between the practice of the Catholic faith and hockey practice -- connections that most of us might miss because, well, who even thinks of such thing ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Alyssa Bormes, The Catechism Of Hockey, American Chesterton Society President Dale Ahlquist, EWTN's G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle Of Common Sense, Jake Halsne

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Interview: Steve Coogan of "Philomena"

Date: 11/22/2013

Steve Coogan co-wrote and stars in "Philomena," based on the true story of an Irish woman searching for the son she gave up for adoption fifty years earlier.  As an unwed pregnant teenager she was sent to a convent-run home.  Her son was taken from her and adopted by an American family.  A journalist whose background was in political reporting and had never done a "human interest" story helped he ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Adoption, Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Philomena

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In DC: I'm Co-Hosting a Series of Pre-Code Films at the Hill Center

Date: 11/10/2013

I'm thrilled to announce that Margaret Talbot and I are co-hosting a steamy series of four films from the early 1930's at Washington DC's Hill Center , starting this Friday with Barbara Stanwyck's "Baby Face." In a film and discussion series that will explore the history of sex and violence in the movies, censorship and the ratings system, we will present four gems of pre-Code cinema. For sev ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Hays Code, Pre-Code, Baby Face

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Hispanics turning evangelical, Jews secular

Date: 11/05/2013

Worship service attendance is up in New York City, but down among young adult Jews, according to recent studies. On the other hand, fewer Spanish-speaking teens are attending Catholic mass, but more are showing up at Evangelical churches. [caption id="attachment_12343" align="alignleft" width="480"] New York kids in a religion class[/caption] A recent Barna study shows not only increased New ...

Related Topics: Blog 140, Jews, Christians, Hispanics, Blacks, New York City, Chrsitianity

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Grammy winner uses Twitter to help orphans + Catholic filmmaker's movie gets Kickstarted

Date: 10/07/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. 10/10/10. 10,000 sponsors to help 10,000 orphans over the next 10 years. That's the goal of Grammy-winner Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth as they launch a Twitter campaign this Thursday (10/10) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the nonprofit orphan care ministry they founded.  Show Hope's Brown Ba ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Twitter, Kickstarter, Kevis Antonio, St. Catherine Of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Five Blocks Away, Grammy-Winner Steven Curtis Chapman, Show Hope's Brown Bag For Hope Drive, #Brownbag4hope, Www.Showhope.Org

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Are All These Christians' Complaints of Persecution Just So Much Empty Whining?

Date: 10/07/2013

The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial Watch Seeks Reason Why ‘So Help Me God’ Removed From U.S. Air Force Oath.” An Egyptian church burns But the me ...

Related Topics: Blog 140, Discrimination, Persecution, Freedom Of Religion

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