Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As part of my job, I come across many interesting Catholic news stories on a daily basis. Some of them I'll cover on Perspectives Daily and the others I’d like to share with you on this blog. This column is where I’ll point out some of the more interesting news pieces that I’ve come across over the past week! Enjoy!
This week, the Archdiocese of Chicago kicked off their annual season of Theology on Tap. This year singer,songwriter, YouTube celebrity priest, Fr.Rob Galea kicked off the season at Chicago's Fremont bar with over 800 people in attendance to hear his incredible conversion story from a depressed suicidal sixteen-year-old to the priest that he is today. It's all right here in the video below.
Fr. Rob's book is available from Ave Maria Press, and it's well worth the read. But check out his new music video called Dominos. It's done with one of Europe's biggest pop-stars, Ira Losco, who, incidentally, is also Catholic.
Speaking of Catholic celebrities, it seems lately that many celebrities are "coming out" about their Christian or Catholic faith with deeply Christian messages or in support of the Church. A-list celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, Lady Gaga on her Instagram account, actor Mel Gibson and now, Star-Lord himself, actor Chris Pratt can be added to that list. At the latest MTV awards, the Guardians of the Galaxy hero accepted the Generation Award and gave an acceptance speech that left everyone speechless. ChurchPop has the entire story, but the video is below.
That being said, check out this list of "Catholic Celebrities," some practising in the quiet and others maybe not at all. Hopefully, though, we'll see more names from this list "come out," in support of their faith in the near future.
Now, who doesn't love a bit of comedy? Here is a video that is making the rounds again on social media that hilariously portrays some of the daily problems that we Catholics face every day. I don't know if you can relate but I certainly can. I just had to share.
That's it for this week. I hope you enjoyed these stories as much as I did putting them together for you. See you next Friday!