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TV Priests and where to find them

April 9, 2015
Noel-BlogWelcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As the Director of Marketing and Communications here at S+L, many interesting Catholic news stories and articles come across my desk on a daily basis. Some of them we’ll cover on our different television programs and others I’d like to share with you on this blog.
This blog column is where I’ll point out some of the more interesting news pieces that I’ve come across over the past week! Enjoy!
Ok, this week I’ve come across a diversity of articles to share with you. Some of them funny, some interesting, and others with a more serious nature. But first, who doesn’t remember their mother telling them, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” or “God won’t give you more than you can handle?” Interestingly, these and several other similar statements have gained enough traction that many people believe they’re actually Bible verses! Check out these 7 Unbiblical Statements Christians Believe are biblical!
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On that note, here is a fun article that talks about famous TV priests that are not actually priests! Read about it here on The Crux! – Now who doesn’t remember Fr. Dowling from Father Dowling Mysteries or Father Mulcahy, from M*A*S*H?
I came across this article last week on the Catholic Herald that made me realize how small and trivial my “first world” problems really are against the suffering in the world and the heroic acts of charity that, in many cases, never get recognized. This article titled , 'The ‘angel’ among the garbage-pickers is truly an eye-opener- or rather a tear-jerker.
For now, Christianity is the most dominant world religion. However, did you know that the Muslim population is projected to match Christianity by 2050? These projections are being reported by the Wall Street Journal here and also backed up by the Pew Research Center here.
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Now who doesn’t remember or love St. Pope John Paul II?. I came across this article on the 11 of the Most Inspiring Quotes from Pope St. John Paul II, from our friends at Church Pop.
On that note, check out this video about what you may not know about Saint John Paul II:
Speaking of saints, did you know that the first married couple to be canonized together are also the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux? It is expected that Blesseds Louis and Zélie Martin will be canonized during the Synod of Bishops on the Family Oct. 4-25 of this year. Here is a very interesting article that details 8 Things You Need to Know About Louis and Zélie Martin and Their Upcoming Canonization!
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And finally, for all you movie fans out there, (like myself), who are always struggling to find good films to watch with the kids, Netflix has just released 12 great films about faith that are now available to watch right now. Some are better than others, but all definitely better than most of the run-of-the-mill garbage that’s out there. Check out the listing here.
Well, that’s it for me this week folks. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on these stories. If you have any interesting stories yourself, please feel free to send them to me!
I hope you enjoy these little stories! I certainly have. Till next week!
- Noel
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