Tag Archives: Family

St. Joseph | Catholic Central

V/O: The one man who protected the woman he loved and together they raised her son, the savior of the world. Terminator, I mean St. Joseph, action hero. (upbeat music) LIBBY: Today we’re talking about the ultimate strong and silent type, literally. Scripture doesn’t recount one word he spoke. But it does show this guy… Read More »

Meet Zach Sobiech | My Last Days

Reporter: Zach can’t stop writing lyrics, there are so many songs he wants to leave behind with only months to live. His song called “Clouds” was born. [“Clouds”] Zach: Like every teenager out there feels invincible and they’ll never admit it and it’s not the kind of invincible like Superman, it’s the kind of invincible… Read More »

Loneliness

Everybody feels lonely from time to time. When we have no one to sit next to at lunch, when we move to a new city, or when nobody has time for us at the weekend. But over the last few decades, this occasional feeling has become chronic for millions. In the UK, 60% of 18… Read More »

The Trinity | Catholic Central

(waves crashing on the beach) ST. AUGUSTINE LIBBY: I think I finally understand the Trinity. Uh, what are you doing? BOY WITH SEASHELL KAI: I’m gonna pour the entire ocean into this hole. ST. AUGUSTINE LIBBY: Impossible! You can’t fit the ocean into that tiny little hole. BOY WITH SEASHELL KAI: And you can’t fit… Read More »

Symbols of Christmas | Catholic Central

KAI: Merry Christmas, Libby. LIBBY: Merry Christmas, Kai, but what does it all mean? KAI: How long have you been decorating? LIBBY: Too long. (upbeat music) KAI: Ah, Christmas. LIBBY: The season of cheer, goodwill, and spending 12 hours elbowing your way through a hoard of shoppers while listening to “I Want a Hippopotamus for… Read More »

Good Friday | Catholic Central

(somber piano music) KAI: Hi, I’m Kai for Catholic Central. So, Good Friday. It’s the day when Jesus was unjustly condemned to death, was tortured, and died on a cross. So, why on earth do we call it Good Friday? Good question. First, the name Good Friday comes from a time when English used good… Read More »

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

I was a blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked five-year-old when I joined my family on the picket line for the first time. My mom made me leave my dolls in the minivan. I’d stand on a street corner in the heavy Kansas humidity, surrounded by a few dozen relatives, with my tiny fists clutching a sign that I… Read More »

Purpose and Meaning of Life | Catholic Central

KAI: You sure this is going to work? LIBBY: Absolutely. I’ll switch this bag of sand with the Pope Francis bobble-head doll, and the door will open to reveal the greatest secret of all time. If not, we’ll be crushed by a giant boulder. KAI: Crushed by a giant boulder, world’s greatest secret. LIBBY: It’s… Read More »

Host Family Program Promotes Inclusion, Nurturing and Love | Le Programme de familles hôtes

[Uplifting music. Host Family. Ashley’s story. Woman walks through the door] [Katie Iampletre, Host Family Program Community Living Burlington] Katie: Community Living Burlington’s Host Family program promotes nurturing and inclusiveness in a typical family household. [Ashley sitting on a couch looking at photos] Ashley had a difficult past. She couldn’t find maybe the right family… Read More »