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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 […]