Category Archives: Video

VIDEO: 60 Minutes on Isis vs. Christians

  “They took everything from us, but they cannot take God from our hearts. They cannot.” Those are the opening words of Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf in Mosul on tonight’s 60 Minutes episode. The show chronicles the ascendancy of ISIS there. He shares the sad news: His ancient church, which still prays in the language of [...]

Russell Wilson and the Qualities of True Leadership

You’ll forgive me for writing again about the Seattle Seahawks — as I did here and here — but that’s my team, and so it’s the one I notice the most. But, I’ll stipulate to the fact that the NFL is full of amazing QBs and leaders, and that Russell Wilson is only one of [...]

PBS’ ‘Shakespeare Uncovered’: The Bard’s Out-of-Control Humanity

“Shakespeare Uncovered” is currently airing its second season on PBS. It pairs the Bard’s plays with a host connected to the material, and then examines the work’s history, themes and various incarnations. Cick here for a story at my Patheos blog, Pax Culturati, about “Romeo and Juliet,” featuring a conversation with host Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love”). [...]

Wilson to Willson: God and Man at the Super Bowl

Yes, Patriots fans, I know that Tom Brady is a cradle Catholic who wed supermodel Gisele Bundchen at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California (a wedding attended by his year-and-a-half-old son by actress Bridget Monyahan, whom he did not marry, and during whose pregnancy he was courting his eventual wife). But, I’m a [...]

VIDEO: Super Bowl 2015 Spotlight on Vince Lombardi’s Faith

Before Super Bowl XLIX starts (yes, that’s this year’s) the NFL Channel will air a documentary spotlighting Vince Lombardi, including discussion of how his devout Catholic faith shaped him into the coach he became (watch it below) The winner of the Super Bowl gets the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Lombardi started out hoping to be a [...]

Fox’s ‘Bad Cop’ Drama ‘Backstrom’ Adds a ‘God Cop’ (Video)

I’ll be keeping an eye on this character to see where he goes — and there’ll be more on this down the line — but Fox’s offbeat police drama “Backstrom,” premiering Thursday, has added a pastor to the lineup. Based on the books by Swedish author Leif G.W. Persson, and developed for American TV (first [...]


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