Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sister Jean, Breakout March Madness Star, Celebrated By Her Fellow Nuns

By Maggie Hendricks “OK, this is it, girls.” With 41 seconds left in Loyola-Chicago’s Sweet 16 game with Nevada, Sister Mary Fran McLaughlin points out just how close the game is — just like Loyola’s two previous games in this … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Flannery O’Connor

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it,” observed the late great Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964). She was truly one of our most spectacular American writers and the patron saint of Southern Gothic writing with the craziest … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Superstar cast photo (NBC)

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Rock solid marriage: Happy 42 year anniversary

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Happy Birthday Sister Rosetta!

Happy Birthday to Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973). The holy rolling, guitar swinging, hymn singer who arguably gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll was buried in an unmarked grave for more than 35 years. Today, the high-octane godmother of rock is … Continue reading

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Jerry Lee Lewis: “I worry about whether I’m going to heaven or hell”

By Simon Hattenstone Guardian, August 8, 2015 Lewis almost became a preacher himself, enrolling at the Southwestern Bible Institute in Texas. But rock’n’roll got the better of him. When he turned from hymns to boogie-woogie, he was expelled. Ever since, … Continue reading

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Church leaders praise Hawking for contribution to science, dialogue

By Carol Glatz Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who said he did not believe in God, was still an esteemed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and fostered a fruitful dialogue between science and faith. The academy, which Pope Pius IX … Continue reading

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Can former journalist Lee Strobel make a convincing case for miracles?

Do you believe in miracles? “Half of Americans (51 percent) said they believe the miracles of the Bible happened as they are described,” Lee Strobel argues. “Two out of three (67 percent) said miracles are possible today…. Nearly two out of … Continue reading

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Can Jack White Change His Stripes?

By Brian Hiatt Jack White believes in making things difficult for himself. The artistic reasons behind this ethos are clear (“You have to have a problem/ If you want to invent a contraption,” he once sang), the psychological origins of … Continue reading

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Alice Cooper on playing King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar

“I get the villain part again. I’m always the villain. Nobody’s ever going to cast me as the hero. I’m always going to be the villain — which is fine, I like that.” First-rate interview with Alice Cooper conducted by … Continue reading

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