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6 Christmas Youtubes: The Religious and The Ridiculous

As an early Christmas present to you all, here are my top six must-watch Youtube clips for the Christmas season, placed in order from most religious to most ridiculous. 1. The first selection is an adorable video by St. Paul Arts and Media of the cutest Kiwi kiddos ever (Kiwi = New Zealander) narrating and [...]

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Let’s be real, Wishbone taught me everything I know about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

I, like many others of my generation, grew up on PBS. We didn’t have cable, but I loved shows like ZOOM and Arthur and Reading Rainbow so I didn’t much care. The first time I ever heard the full story of Our Lady of Guadalupe was actually on PBS’ Wishbone, a show about a dog [...]

The cast of The Sisterhood, courtesy of A&E Networks.

The Sisterhood #Truthbombs

Sisterhood #Truthbombs (and a scheduling change!) By now you’ve probably heard about The Sisterhood, a new reality show on Lifetime that follows five women as they discern a potential vocation to the religious life. Although I was at first skeptical about a secular network doing a show on sisters, I changed my mind after I [...]

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Saint Squanto? A Catholic Thanksgiving hero

Did you know that Squanto, the Native American hero who saved the pilgrims from starvation on their first Thanksgiving, was a Catholic? Neither did I, until I watched Dr. Taylor Marshall lay out the facts in his latest Youtube video. Squanto was enslaved by the English – by John Smith, so be exact. You remember John [...]

The cast of The Sisterhood, courtesy of A&E Networks.

I take it back: I’m excited about The Sisterhood reality show

As all of my followers will remember (and by followers, I mean my mom and like, two other people in Nebraska), I wrote a skeptical blog post about a new reality show coming to Lifetime T.V. When I first heard about The Sisterhood, a reality show about five 20-somethings considering the convent, I had my [...]

From left to right: Sr. Lucia, Mother Mary Catherine, Sr. Bernadette.

Crafting Your Vocation

The Church just finished celebrating Vocation’s Awareness week, and the Year of Consecrated Life is about to begin. We know that discernment can be difficult. Sometimes friends or family don’t understand the process. We live in a culture increasingly hostile to religion.  Sometimes, all you can do is shake it off. And just think, while you [...]

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Rome from Above: Breathtaking footage from The Eternal City

I’ve never been to Rome. But I almost feel like I have after watching this video with beautiful shots from all over the city. Whether you want to reminisce about a past pilgrimage or see the city for the first time, check out this video. The producers, Spirit Juice Studios, helped with filming for The [...]

Some of the grave markers in the Teutonic cemetery. Credit: Lauren Cater/Catholic News Agency

The lively history of the Vatican Teutonic cemetery

Tucked away between St. Peter’s Basilica and the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican is a centuries-old cemetery filled with gorgeous greenery and beautiful Catholic art called the Teutonic Cemetery. Named for the Teutons, an archaic term for Germanic peoples, the cemetery grounds used to be the site of the Circus of Nero, where [...]

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Dueling Seminarians: A tap dance battle for the ages

A youtube video of American tap-dancing seminarians has nearly 260,000 views and has even grabbed the attention of the secular media. Watch the battle below as seminarians David Rider and John Gibson show off their steps in Rome at the Pontifical North American College Rector’s Dinner in April. One of my personal favorite moments is around 1:20, [...]

A headshot of Karol Wojtyla as a young actor. (via Flickr by MaureenKelly Nolan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

The Poetry of Saint John Paul II

Happy feast day of St. John Paul II, his first feast day as a canonized saint! Many know that St. John Paul II’s talents included acting and athletics, but did you know the Saint is also an accomplished poet? He loved to write about nature, humanity and God, and wrote poetry throughout his life – as [...]

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December 21, 2014

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