This past June, Rick Santorum (former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 presidential candidate) became CEO of the Dallas faith-based film production company EchoLight Studios. Among the studio’s current projects is, “The Christmas Candle,” expected to open in 400 to 500 theaters across the country Nov. 22.
The Vatican will publish Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation Nov. 26, two days after he formally delivers it to the Church at a Mass concluding the 2012-13 Year of Faith. The Vatican announced Nov. 18 that “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”) will be presented at a news conference.
Father Jacques Philippe, author of one of the featured books of the Rediscover: Book Club, will visit several archdiocesan parishes later this month and in early December for a series of talks and book signings.
Parishes have “gotten the message” about maintaining the liturgical integrity of Advent and resisting Christmas carols, she added, but “the harder thing is keeping the parish groups from having their Christmas parties on the fourth of December.”
Comet ISON is expected to put on a show for earth-based observers in the pre-dawn skies around Thanksgiving.
Masters of the Fiddle will perform at a concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cradle of Hope, a non-profit aiding women facing crisis in their pregnancies.
When Pope Benedict XVI joined Twitter in 2012 and Pope Francis appeared on Instagram the following year, media watchers may have thought they were witnessing a Vatican revolution. In both cases, however, the pontiffs were merely following in a long tradition.
Internationally acclaimed artist Amanda Vernon views her passion for music as a gift from the Holy Spirit to evangelize the culture.