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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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The Young Messiah: A Response to its Critics

Date: 04/08/2016

The Young Messiah ( TYM ) is a film at once entertaining and endearing. An admittedly fictionalized imagining of Jesus as a seven year-old boy, this movie’s treatment of its subject matter is eminently respectful. Not everyone feels this way, however. Dave Armstrong, a “professional Catholic apologist,” concedes in Patheos that “there are several aspects of [the] development of the huma ...

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Interview: John O'Boyle on the Easter Mysteries Musical

Date: 03/15/2016

Easter Mysteries is an original, musical theater production about Christ’s death and resurrection, seen through the lens of his disciples and followers.  It is the first Passion Play ever told from Peter's perspective, with iconic biblical characters portrayed by an interracial cast.  It will be shown in theaters for a special one-night event on March 22, 2016. Directed by Daniel Goldstein ( ...

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Getting to Forgiveness

Date: 02/24/2016

[caption id="attachment_4264" align="alignleft" width="400"] Photo Credit: Erik Odin Cathcart[/caption] I was recently interviewed again by Brianna Steinhilber of EverUp. This time on Forgiveness. Read her excellent piece here that quotes me. Read it here now >>  Here is the our complete conversation How do you define forgiveness?  Forgiveness can be defined from an internal or e ...

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Interview: Composer David Benjamin Steinberg of "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures"

Date: 02/16/2016

[iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/190566468&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"] David Benjamin Steinberg is a composer who recently created the score for a documentary about photographer Robert M ...

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