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Adam LaVorgna became an actor very young and was in the cast of the television series "Brooklyn Bridge" and "7th Heaven" before he was out of his teens. He loved the cast but he felt lost. He tried to use drugs to feel better and tried rehab more than once. "And I always thought about God," he said. "If He were to look at me, would He be proud? And I decided to go back to church.” LaVorgna, a Cat ...
The illegal confiscation of all our email and phone call data by the US National Security Agency (NSA) isn't just unconstitutional within the United States, but is a direct threat to the ability of religious traditions to continue. It is a type of desecration and a direct state invasion when used against churches, and so religious believers of all faiths should be opposing it fiercely. I am ...
The Parliament of World Religions I'll be attending and presenting at the upcoming Parliament of World Religions meeting this year in Salt Lake City, October 15 - 18, 2015. [caption id="attachment_1653" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Parliament of Religions - Salt Lake City[/caption] And, I thought about something Mother Teresa purportedly said some years ago: "I love all religi ...
Almost 48 years ago a young African American boy won a contest. He was an altar boy for his parish church that was part of a network of American military Catholic Churches. His father was stationed in England and brought his family with him. The contest revolved around the Pope's visit to England in 1967. The altar boys at these churches would have their performances rated on a point system. T ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp2k7GXAO24 Pope Francis, Radio Star. The above video shows Catholic Channel hosts Lino Rulli ( The Catholic Guy ) and Fr. Dave Dwyer ( The Busted Halo Show ) enthusiastically reporting on the 2013 announcement of the selection of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (nka Pope Francis ...
I sit with my shrimp salad and iced tea before me. The restaurant is busy and seating limited. An older woman squeezes into the bench next to me. We sit side by side, enjoying our salads for one with chit chat for two. Our conversation progresses from living in this metropolitan area, to my column and then to the visit of Pope Francis. "I'm not Catholic," says the woman. "Only I love your Pope ...
Walter Hartwell White, an (exceedingly) overqualified middle-aged high school chemistry teacher, despite never having smoked, is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer on his 50 th birthday. Sorely lacking the financial resources to see to it that his wife, handicapped teenage son, and unborn daughter are cared for upon his death, Walt deploys his genius and skill toward the end of manufacturing—“c ...
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