Bill Maher believes Barack Obama is faking being a Christian. The Real Time host thinks the president’s secretly a secular humanist, basically suggesting he’s a liar. Personally, I believe the President Obama is a Christian. What I have trouble believing is that Bill Maher is a practicing comedian.  

18th annual Catholics in Media Award honorees announced. Winners include the film Conviction, starring Hilary Swank as the real-life Betty Ann Waters who put herself through law school so she could become an attorney and prove her brother innocent of a wrongful murder conviction. On the TV side, CBS’ Blue Bloods, about a family of Irish-Catholic NYPD cops headed by Tom Selleck (as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan) will be honored, as will the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful for a storyline involving the plight of LA’s homeless. The awards event will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 20th.

The Christian faith of Justin Bieber. The teen superstar is quite open about it in the 3-D concert documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”  debuted in theaters over the weekend, grossing over $30 million and placing a close second to the Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston romcom behind Just Go with It.   
Where’s Florence Nightingale? The excellent and inspirational historical drama about the life of the celebrated British nurse (and Christian) known as “the Lady with the Lamp” is a co-production of BBC and America’s Odyssey Networks and was watched by 4.7 million viewers when it debuted on BBC 1 on June 1st, 2008 — yet it has yet to find a U.S. distributor. It’s a shame because it’s a really good movie.

Fr. James Martin on the value of  loving yourself on Valentine’s Day (and every day). A video you might enjoy. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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