Chicago nun wins ‘Chopped’ cooking show

Sister Alicia Torres hopes it will help spotlight issue of hunger

The following comes from a November 10 Chicago Tribune article by Manya Brachear Pashman: Sister Alicia Torres became the “Chopped” champion on the Food Network’s reality TV cooking show, winning $10,000 for Our Lady of the Angels Mission to provide more home-cooked meals for neighbors in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. “The Lord gave me this talent,” Torres told … [Read more...]

Oprah invited to the Vatican

Pope Francis is inviting Hollywood heavy-hitters for a special meeting on improving the church's portrayal in Western entertainment

The following comes from an August 5 Hollywood Reporter article by Matthew Belloni and Chris Gardner: The pontiff has shortlisted Hollywood heavy-hitters for a special meeting at the Vatican this fall. The topic? Improving the church's portrayal in Western entertainment. Ari Emanuel might soon get a chance to hug it out with the pope. Sources say the William Morris … [Read more...]

A study on sloth

Time to examine your favorite tv show

The following comes from a July 1 Community in Mission article by Monsignor Charles Pope:  In daily Mass this week, we have been reading through Genesis. Tuesday’s reading highlights a significant spiritual problem: sloth, one of the seven deadly sins. Sloth is a sorrow, sadness, or aversion to the good things God offers. Rather than being joyful and zealous to obtain these … [Read more...]