TCC Playlist: Waiting on an Angel & Don’t Take That Attitude to Your Grave by Ben Harper

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Ben Harper

“Be kind to a stranger because you never know, it just might be an angel knocking at your door.”

Ben Harper‘s music often explores his devotion to Jesus as well as his dismay at the injustice in the world. Growing up I was a fan of his ’94 release “Welcome to the Cruel World.” Several tracks on the album address issues of faith and justice. Two of our favorites after the jump:

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Memorial of St. Ignatius Loyola

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If you ever doubt the power of books to change a life, consider the story of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order.  Ignatius knew his path as a child.  He would be a military officer, just like his father.  He was not interested in anything but the army, but in his reading he was converted. Read more from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Prayers for a Culture of Life and Peace

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St. Telemachus by Ade Bethune

We recommend the drawing “St. Telemachus Peacemaker” by Ade Bethune. Another video has been released showing the sale and destruction of fetal body parts #AnotherBoy. And another unarmed black man has been fatally shot by a police officer, this time in Cincinnati #BlackLivesMatter. Prayers for a culture of life and peace below:

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TCC Video: Stephen Colbert Welcomes Pope Francis to the US

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Stephen Colbert

Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia in September. America’s favorite Catholic, the comedian Stephen Colbert, welcomes him in this short video from Catholic Charities. Also, watch Stephen Colbert talk with Oprah about the love of his life. Both clips are after the jump:

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TCC Films: Infinitely Polar Bear

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Infinitely Polar Bear

In the film, Infinitely Polar Bear, writer-director Maya Forbes’ tells the story of her 1970s childhood. She was raised by her bipolar father Cam (played by Mark Ruffalo), who because of his mental illness could never hold down a job. More from Anna Keating and the trailer after the jump:

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