Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends

The following is an excerpt from Mary Claire Kendall’s new book Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends. Early on, when I was marketing Gary Cooper’s faith journey, the editor of a Los Angeles-based magazine told me she was only interested in his “external life.” How absurd, I thought....

Audio Enhancements

I have an enviably short commute from my home to my office, from 20 minutes on a problem-free day to a half hour on accident-blocked, school-bus-encumbered, construction-zone-plagued days. It’s a blessing, really. I am in awe of and completely nonplussed by those stalwart souls who endure daily commutes of...

Because I’m Happy!

The song “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2 was a huge hit last year. It was even nominated for an Oscar. But as catchy as the tune is, there were/are tons of people who detest it. I’m not one of them. I’m not because I think we need more focus on being happy–even if the...

Soccer Mania

Like many Americans I am finding myself caught up in all the coverage of the World Cup Soccer tournament.  As I’m writing this we are awaiting the match between the United States and Belgium.  By the time you read this there will either be soccer euphoria if the US is victorious or there will be soccer...

“These Scenes May Seem Alike to You . . .”

Halfway through the past century, the St. Anthony Messenger editors began publishing what many today consider the magazine’s hallmark: “Pete and Repeat.” It was Father Victor Drees, OFM, working with assistant Marie Frohmiller and a new assistant editor, Mary Lynne Phillips. Apparently Father Victor...

Family Foodie

I love making food for my family. Whether preparing a stew, roasting a chicken, flipping pancakes or frying an egg, I find time in my kitchen a reward and not a chore. My husband and my son come quickly whenever breakfast, lunch or dinner are served! I would describe myself as a “family foodie”...

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