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After "Life": After being fired from "One Life to Live" over a gay dialogue dispute, Patricia Mauceri finds a new path

Date: 01/27/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j180KdbdTTg[/youtube] Another life to live. TV viewers know actress Patricia Mauceri best for the 14 years she spend playing diner owner/widowed mother Carlotta Vega on the ABC soap One Life to Live . While her successful career had led her to numerous others roles, including ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, David Ham, Patricia Mauceri, One Life To Live, Marco Santiago, The Cross And The Switchblade Blessed Sacrament In Brooklyn, The Times Square Church, TVI (Talent Ventures Inc.), David Fumero, Kamar De Los Reyes

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The Real Story: Philomena

Date: 01/27/2014

"Philomena," star Dame Judi Dench, screenwriters Steve Coogan  and Jeff Pope, and composer Alexandre Desplat are all nominated for Oscars this year.  It is the real-life story of Philomena Lee, who joined Coogan at the Golden Globes as a presenter earlier this month and spoke with great dignity about the women, like her, who were mistreated by the Magdalene sisters and forced to give up their ba ...

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"Gimme Shelter" strikes a rare artistic balance between edginess and inspiration + A talk with writer/director/producer Ron Krauss

Date: 01/22/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Powerful Gimme Shelter hits theaters this Friday (1/24) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrNdGUFZ6RY[/youtube] Synopsis: Based on the inspiring true events, Gimme Shelter centers on the courageous story of Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless ...

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Fr. Barron on Pope Francis as TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2013

Date: 01/04/2014

[caption id="attachment_4773" align="alignleft" width="204"] Catholic author, speaker and theologian Fr. Robert Barron is also the founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire (www.WordOnFire.org).[/caption] One of the gifts of Christmas family reunions (that, with the size and spread of a very large extended family only happen every ten years or so) is meeting a long-lost relative who y ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, Ecclesiology, Mission Of God, Pope Francis, Fr. Barron, Word On Fire

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talking about faith, hate, and civil discourse

Date: 01/02/2014

On a FB thread a friend began, there's a discussion of homosexuality, race, and gender. My friend is not tolerant: he lives his beliefs. An aside: I don't really like the word 'tolerance.' It always reminds me of the stuff I didn't want to eat when I was a kid. My mother & grandmother said I'd learn to 'tolerate' them... Ugh. I don't WANT folks to 'tolerate' my niece, my best friends, ...

Related Topics: Health And Wellness, Britton Gildersleeve, Buddhism, Engaged Buddhism, Homophobia, Buddhist Blogs, Buddhism And Christianity

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Is Time Magazine's Person of the Year a communist? "Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend" author Alejandro Bermudez speaks out

Date: 12/19/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPOwb05tJg8[/youtube] Separating truth from media spin. By now you know that  Time Magazine has snubbed me once again and named Pope Francis as it 2013 Person of the Year. In explaining the decision Time Deputy Managing Editor Radhika Jones says “The Pope came onto the scene i ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Ignatius Press, "Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend" Author Alejandro Bermudez, Time Deputy Managing Editor Radhika Jones, Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs, “Estrellita De Belén” (Little Star Of Bethlehem), Evangelii Gaudium, La Stampa

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"Duck Dynasty" suspension controversy a Culture War flashpoint

Date: 12/20/2013

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. No ducking this controversy. It seems like everyone,  including over a million Facebook users , is weighing in on A&E 's decision to suspect Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson following perceived anti-gay comments made to GQ Magazine . Here's a sampling. Then I'll throw in my two cents. A&E : “We are ex ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Facebook, GLAAD, Glenn Beck, The Parents Television Council, Culture War, A&Amp;E, Phil Robertson, GQ Magazine, Richard Land, Southern Evangelical Seminary, Richard Ambrosino, Rich Ferraro, Faith Driven Consumer, Istandwithphil.Com

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