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Homeless to visit Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums

(Vatican Radio) The Office of Papal Charities has organized a special visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel for a group of 150 homeless people. On Thursday, March 26th, through the initiative of the Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad … Continue reading

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Forget Skateboarding, These Women Have Swapped Boards For Rollerskates

Chicks in Bowls began as a fun little side project in Auckland, New Zealand, led by one of the country’s top roller derby skaters, Lady Trample (whose real name is Samara Pepperell). Chapters are like forums for skaters to organise … Continue reading

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The X-Files to return to TV after 13-year absence

The Guardian The US broadcaster Fox has confirmed that a six-episode series will begin production in the summer. The broadcast date has yet to be revealed. The series creator Chris Carter described the show’s absence as “a 13-year commercial break” and added: … Continue reading

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I, too, thought the world was coming to an end. What ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ gets right.

By Alissa Wilkinson The poster for “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” features a background crowd of grey-clad New Yorkers scuttling along in the rain. In front of them, Kimmy (played by Ellie Kemper) — in magenta pants, a yellow cardigan and purple … Continue reading

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Why the Church needs Art – Part 2

Check out the lessons Scott Erickson learned about how art helps us to cope with grief and  tragedy while he was the artist in residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston, Texas.

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“What If” Prince covered Nichole Nordeman?

A brand new Prince song called “WHAT IF” emerged on a Louisville, Kentucky radio station WFPK in advance of a two-night sold out shows. The song is a collaboration with his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL. It’s a cover of a song by Christian … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Buy It”: The Gospel According to Frank Underwood

Great analysis on House of Cards from veteran religion journalist Cathleen Falsani. She is now writing Religion Dispatches from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. “There are many things that Netflix’s House of Cards can do — and do … Continue reading

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Take My Hand: The Blues and Gospel

By Steve Beard The first of several pivotal scenes in the film Selma occurs when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes a late night phone call to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. The undeniable weight of what lay ahead … Continue reading

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Roller derby exhibition at Bullock Museum

  Find out more about the Roller Derby exhibition at the Bullock Museum in Austin, Texas. From the website: “Though originally founded in Chicago in the 1930s, today’s fast, high-impact incarnation was founded in Austin in 2001 before spreading throughout … Continue reading

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Nikki Hill: The new Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll

L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star In 1957, “Here’s Little Richard” was the first album from the Quasar of Rock, the Originator, the Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Fifty-five years later, “Here’s Nikki Hill” introduced the Southern Fireball, the new … Continue reading

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