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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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Best Beard of the 2014 Synod

Alright ladies and gents, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – who has the best beard at the “sausage making” Synod 2014? We were going to go with a “Who Wore It Best?” and include several categories – best placed zuchetto, biggest and blingiest pectoral cross (yes blingiest, just go with it), best-pressed [...]

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Five ridiculously cheesy Christian youtube videos

Youtube videos for the soul. Like Chicken Soup, only with more cheese (yes, that’s possible). Let us know if you know of any other gems out there! 1. By popular demand, I’ll start you off with a classic: Jesus is a friend of mine. If the rockin’ hairstyles and clothes of the 1970s don’t get [...]

These nuns would make for exciting television. (Credit lucyfrench123 via Flickr CC by 2.0)

Why the new ‘The Sisterhood’ reality show makes me nervous

The other day I saw news floating around that Lifetime TV is producing a new reality show called “The Sisterhood”, which will follow five twenty-somethings as they discern a possible vocation to religious life. Why I’m excited: As a young, single Catholic woman, I almost feel like I know more about the priesthood than about [...]

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15 Fun Facts from Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s FBI file

Currently the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, best known for his T.V. and radio preaching, is caught up in an impasse regarding the next steps in his cause for canonization. In the meantime, we thought we’d give you some fun tidbits we found in his FBI file. But wait! Don’t freak out – pretty much everyone [...]

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How much would you pay for the Pope’s hat?

Pope Francis’s white skullcap is currently going for nearly €90,000 or around $115,000 on Ebay, with 103 bids up for the Holy Father’s hat. According to the AFP, the satirical Italian TV show Le Iene (meaning “hyenas” in English) managed to catch Pope Francis as he boarded his jeep in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 17th and [...]

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A bucket list for an unborn baby

When Jenna and Dan Hadley learned their son would not live long after birth, they decided to start making memories with him right away. The couple created a “bucket list” of things they wanted their child to experience in his short life, even if it meant experiencing them womb-side. “We understood…that our time with our [...]

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On Socrates and Beyonce

What moves you? It’s amazing how such a simple question can cause us to pause and think. Life moves so quickly. There is always another task to be done, a crisis to solve, somewhere we need to be, something we need to be doing. But it is so important to occasionally take a step back [...]

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Luke Spehar: More than a hipster Catholic musician

Catholic artist Luke Spehar just released a new song and music video before the debut of his latest album Sept. 20th, and it does not disappoint. But first, an introduction. I met Luke Spehar the way you’d expect to meet any slightly obscure, somewhat hipster Catholic musician. It was the 4th of July in Door [...]

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October 30, 2014

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

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