Tag: Catholicism

woman kneeling in confession

So, What Exactly ARE Your Sins? Let’s Talk Catholic Confession

How do these conversations get started? My seatmate on the flight was a sixteen year old cowboy named Cody. The flight attendant had come around handing out wine which I accepted with delight. Traveling stresses me out. Cody, who looked twenty-five, said no thanks. “I don’t drink,” he told me. “I’m a Christian.” “I do,” I said. “I’m a Catholic.… Read more →

Justice Antonin Scalia official portrait

Father Paul Scalia Remembers His Father

On February 13, 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a man of tremendous influence in the world, unexpectedly passed from it – into eternity. His son, Father Paul Scalia, a priest with the Diocese of Arlington (Virginia), celebrated his funeral Mass. Standing before Justice Scalia’s family, friends, and peers in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in… Read more →

David DeSanctis, Down syndrome actor, Where Hope Grows

Where Hope Grows: Down Syndrome Star, David DeSanctis

A public service ad going around Facebook shows all the things those with Down syndrome are doing to live full, exciting lives. It includes athletes, public speakers, actors…and David DeSanctis, who is all of the above. The 23-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native has accomplished more than most people his age, including starring in the major motion picture Where Hope Grows.  But perhaps… Read more →

Alejandro Monteverde and Jakob Salvati in Little Boy

Alejandro Monteverde, director of Bella and Little Boy

Alejandro Monteverde is a pro at making little things big. He’s the voice and direction behind the magic of Bella, a small-budget film that surprised even him by winning the biggest award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006. Monteverde’s second film is Little Boy. It may also be a small-budget film, but it boasts some big talent: Oscar-nominee Emily Watson,… Read more →

Dr. Ray Guarendi Speaks About Love Languages

Ray Guarendi is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice since 1981. He is the creator of multiple books, live presentations, and television and radio shows about marriage and family life. He is the happily married father of 10 adopted children. Here, he gives Catholic Digest his take on love languages and communication skills for dating, engaged, and married couples.… Read more →

Meeting Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa passed into eternal life in 1997. Many people had the good fortune to meet her personally, (like Susan Conroy, pictured) but I never did. Or did I? On a family visit to Washington, D.C., in 2007, our missionary friend, Patrick, took us to an AIDS hospice run by Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity. I will never forget the… Read more →