Watch out, Madonna: Sister Cristina turns “Like a Virgin” into a prayer

This is something. Italy’s fabled “Singing Nun” from “The Voice” has released her first video, and it is lightyears from what Madonna must have imagined. The original video, of course, featured the singer gliding through the canals of Venice as a bride. Well, here we have the singer as a bride of Christ. Singing in and around churches. [Read More...]

Stunning video: stranger rescues man from fire

Get a load of this: The story: An unknown man was being heralded as a hero on Saturday for carrying a man out of a burning duplex near McLane High School in east-central Fresno. Firefighters were dispatched to the two-alarm fire at 8:14 a.m. on the 4300 block of East Dakota Avenue, near the intersection [Read More...]

What’s a synod? Glad you asked.

The Vatican has released an engaging video that answers that question and it’s surprisingly hip. No, really. You probably never expected to see “Vatican”, “engaging” and “hip” in the same sentence, but take a look at this nifty primer on the synod that’s been released by their communications office. [Read more...]

Atheist offers “invocation” at town council meeting in Alabama

Details:  Here’s what happens when an atheist offered Alabama’s first non-theist invocation to open a public meeting: 90 seconds of thoughtful statements that began with “Dearly Beloved” and ended with “Let it be so,” and no reaction from a packed City Council chamber. As the invocation ended, everyone swung automatically to face the flag to [Read More...]

Epic: hundreds join massive “Riverdance” celebration

I’m not sure what the Gaelic word for “Wow” is (O’Wow?) but this definitely deserves it. Just watch. [Read more...]

Derek Jeter makes the Sign of the Cross

The Yankee legend evidently did just that before leaving the field last night. From The New York Times: Jeter wanted the best view in New York City. He wanted something that cannot be bought and something he can never have again. In the end, it meant everything to him. “I want to take something special [Read More...]

“I have seen the love of Christ shine through them”: check out this beautiful video on the priesthood

A thoughtful reader sent this along: it’s the video that was shown last night at a fundraiser for retired priests in the Archdiocese of Boston. It is superb. The YouTube description: The Celebration of the Priesthood dinner on September 24, 2014 raised more than $1.6 million in support of the health, welfare, and retirement needs [Read More...]

A mother’s last dance

This is quickly going viral, and with good reason. The story:  A dying woman whose final wish was to be able to dance with her son at his wedding had her dream come true, and then passed away just three days later. Mary Ann Manning of Dublin, California, lost her battle to breast cancer on [Read More...]

Stunning: gun instructor’s children send a message to the little girl who shot him

This is extraordinary. As someone noted elsewhere: “There are some good homilies right there.” Oh yeah. Just watch. [Read more...]

Must-see video: life through the eyes of a homeless man with a GoPro

Adam Reichart is a homeless man who is helping chronicle life on the street as part of a remarkable project called Homelessgopro.com. Details, from CNET: The project outfits homeless volunteers with GoPro cameras, which they use to film the world from their perspective. Reichart, who has lived on San Francisco’s streets on and off for [Read More...]


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