Natasha Richardson injured skiing, and rumors abound

 Actress Natasha Richardson apparently suffered some sort of head injury while skiing north of Montreal, but after dire reports that she was in critical condition or worse, it seems she’s now taken a plane back to New York with her husband, Liam Neeson. Let’s pray that’s good news.

Neeson, who was filming near Toronto at the time, is a favorite of mine (as is Richardson and her whole tribe). I had a brush with Neeson’s Irish good humor a couple of times as he narrated two documentaries I worked on for CNN about historical Christianity, and the guy on the screen you’d like to have a pint with is the same fellow in person. He is obviously a devoted dad to their two boys, and a Catholic who grew up in the north in–get this–Ian Paisley’s home district.

A scary story for St. Patrick’s Day, and let’s hope Neeson’s patron is looking out for his clan.

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posted March 17, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Indeed let’s hope Neeson’s patron is looking out for clan!

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posted March 18, 2009 at 5:13 am

May God bless and heal Natasha, and be with Liam and their children.

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posted March 18, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Do I have to go to the links to find out what these supposed “rumors” are that are ‘abounding’? Your post does not address what the headline touts.
(And P.S., since when do Catholics get away with spreading rumors anyway? Ain’t that a sin anymore?

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posted March 19, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I am certain that Neeson’s faith in Catholicism will help provide him comfort and hope in the days, weeks and years ahead. I, too, was widowed suddenly and left to raise small children. My faith is what helped me through.

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