Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: 10/26/20

As USA Today reports, the documentary film Francesco (which just debuted at the Rome Film Festival) is bound to be remembered as the occasion in which Pope Francis appeared put the Catholic Church on the side of civil unions for gay people. While that may be causing some controversy within the Church, music icon Elton John is signaling his gratitude via his Instagram account, writing “Thank-you @franciscus for your endorsement of same sex civil unions. My civil union and subsequent marriage to @davidfurnish has brought us immeasurable happiness and security.”


Sarah Kroger grew up in Melbourne, Florida where she developed a love for music as a child and began singing in church choirs while following in the steps of her parents who were both music ministers.

In her new album, Light, Kroger, now a Nashville-based Catholic worship leader and songwriter (For Us, Run to The Cross, In The Silence), offers an upbeat style of worship music that showcases her continued growth as an artist since her 2019 release of Bloom
“Writing for Light allowed me to put into practice what my previous album, Bloom, set into motion,” shared Kroger, talking about the progression between the two albums. “Bloom was the process of rising out of the dirt and stretching towards the sun. Light is about what comes next – showing up every day and being who God made me to be. I’m a person who has a tendency of keeping things in the dark. Whether it’s something I perceive as good, like my talents or bad, like my sin and shame, I keep it hidden. Standing in the light makes us vulnerable – but it’s also the place where Love can do its greatest work…I hope that the songs on Light inspire and challenge people to see beyond their perceptions of God, themselves, the world and lead them to what is true, good, and beautiful.”

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

More from Beliefnet and our partners
previous posts

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 01/28/22 (Image: © Netflix) Kevin James tackles a true story. In the family comedy Home Team (dropping today 1/28) on Netflix, King of Queens star plays Sean Payton, the real-life former (and possibly future) NFL head coach who, two years after helping lead New […]

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 01/26/22 The King of Streams. Kevin James has scored major hits on broadcast television (The King of Queens) and in theatrical films (Paul Blart: Mall Cop). Now, he’s aligned himself with the company most responsible for upending both of those traditional entertainment industry business […]

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 01/24/22 Imagine the Woke Media as a psychiatrist. It would by like the worst psychiatrist imaginable – shaming you over past failings that you’ve worked hard to overcome or, alternatively, encouraging counterproductive grudge-holding over issues that occurred many years ago (perhaps before you were […]

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 01/21/22 It’s arguably the largest human rights demonstration in the world but don’t expect it hear much about it in the so-called mainstream media.  EWTN and NET TV’s Currents News are on it though. Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 […]