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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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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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