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November 24, 2014

‘The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns’ Portrays the ‘Reality’ of Religious Life

Floods of tears; ecstatic, frankly romantic visions of Jesus; low points and high drama — you’re either reading St. Therese’s autobiography “The Story of a Soul”
December 4, 2014

The Catholic St. Paul’s Choir School Celebrates Christmas on CD and PBS

Boston has long been a focal point of the Catholic Church in America, for good and ill. But the Faith endures, and now one of its
December 5, 2014

He Who Must Not Be Named: 10 Christmas Jesus Disses

Like it or not, Jesus is coming this Christmas. Many people don’t like it at all. Some call it Christophobia, though that designation recently took a
December 14, 2014

Sing ‘Hallelujah!’ — From Silent Monks to Malls to the Airport

One wonderful thing about the Christmas season is hearing songs about Christ and His birth everywhere you go — yeah, in between the odes to Frosty,
December 17, 2014

Sing We Noel — Let the Christmas Carol Insurgency Continue! (Video)

The word “mob” gets a bad rap, since when large groups of people suddenly coalesce in a public space, unfortunate things often happen. But in the
December 17, 2014

VIDEO: Saturday Night Live Goes to Mass

A new SNL video is eagerly being shared on Facebook because … it treats “church” like a normal thing. There is no crass joke riffing on
December 23, 2014

Novel Is a Dickens of a Christmas Carol (Plus Cartoons!)

As I write this, it’s the evening of Dec. 23, and the Christmas shopping and traveling rush is approaching maximum intensity. If you’re still short one
January 3, 2015

The Monks and the Airline — United, in Charity (Video)

From The New York Times comes this tale of a monk traveling abroad, a confused and clueless United, and the monk’s brothers back home, struggling to remain
January 17, 2015

NBC’s ‘A.D.: The Bible Continues’: The Greatest Story Not as Often Told (Video)

If there’s one thing that spouses and producing partners Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (bottom row, center) learned during their hands-on promotional efforts for their History