MY COUSIN THE SAINT
A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles
by Justin Calanoso

Archive for August, 2009

Ask and receive

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

(CNN) — “Shortly before he died from brain cancer, Sen. Ted Kennedy wrote a letter to Pope Benedict XVI. President Obama delivered the letter to the pontiff during his visit to the Vatican in July.” Kennedy’s letter and the pope’s response is here.

Collegian AIG: Spiritual Journey

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Some 30 years ago, I learned to write with passion, conviction and (hopefully) accuracy as a reporter and columnist for one of the finest student newspapers in America — The Daily Collegian at Penn State University. Today, writer Sandra Fischione Donovan (’72) writes about me and my book for Collegian AIG, the online publication of Collegian alums. The link is here.

Is Murdoch stupid?

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

This column, by my friend Frank Wilkinson of The Week, is worth reading closely. It’s about the culpability of Fox News in whipping up not only opposition but quite possibly violence against the Obama administration, or the president himself.

Excerpt:”Casual incitements to violence were once the portfolio of the radical left on American campuses and the streets. They now appear to be the job description of select Fox News personalities.”

New review

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Cherrye Moore, an American writer living in Calabria, and the keeper of the wonderful blog called My Bella Vita, reviews My Cousin the Saint today on her Web site. It’s quite lovely, if you don’t mind me saying. Thank you, Cherrye.