Posts Tagged ‘celebrity’

Destiny Church helped 2 women after high profile relationship fractures

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Two women from high-profile fractured relationships say they have found solace with Destiny Church. The daughter of league legend Tawera Nikau has told how the church helped turn her life around and left her keen to repair her relationship with her father. And war hero Willie Apiata’s estranged wife, Sade Waikato, has posted a video Read more

Filipinos warned not to treat Pope Francis like a celebrity

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Filipinos have been warned not to treat Pope Francis like a celebrity during his visit to their country early next year. Bishop Pedro Arigo of Puerto Princesa said activities during the Pope’s visit from January 15 to 19 should be “simple and not extravagant”. “Sometimes people treat occasions like this as if a celebrity is Read more

If media focused on discussing poverty instead of celebrity

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Move over, Kim Kardashian. Poverty is ready for its close-up. In a provocative campaign that pokes fun at our culture’s obsession with celebrities, WoodGreen Community Services  in Canada places struggling single mothers on the covers of glossy magazine mock-ups. The standard tabloid teases are replaced with headlines such as “Tanya Tries To Avoid Eviction” and “25 Read more

Leading our children away from celebrity culture

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

This week, Forbes released its annual top celebrities list, The Celebrity 100. Quite simply, the list measures, as Forbes shamelessly puts it, “money and fame”. Calculating the in-crowd includes looking at earnings over the past year, as well as “media and social networking power”. One gets the sense that we are encouraged to idolize these people. Read more

The Pope tweets, the Internet freaks

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The remarkable thing about Francis is not that he’s fundamentally changing the theology of the Church, nor that he’s carving out a space for the pope as a heavyweight in the economics public sphere. It’s that he’s consistently able to match the themes that animate his spirituality and faith with issues that people around the Read more

A Nun, “No One”, and the Voice

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

It was a gift first thing in the morning. I noticed on my Facebook newsfeed a story about an Sr Cristina Scuccia, an Italian member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, and her stunning performance of “No One” (originally by Alicia Keys) on the Italian version of the popular tv show, The Voice. Her Read more

9 reasons Pope should win Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Pope Francis has been announced as one of the 278 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize. Here are a few reasons why he deserves to win over the other nominees, which include Vladimir Putin and Edward Snowden. Pope Francis for Nobel Peace Prize 1. He’s practically a rockstar What does Pope Francis have in common Read more

I am not a fan of Pope Francis

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Pope Francis has captured the imagination of the world in way that few people, let alone popes, ever achieve. There are people, usually actors and rock stars, that have the x-factor; something about them that attracts people. If I knew what it was I would be a wealthy man! But I am not a fan of Pope Read more