Before Mike Piazza gave an emotional speech at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, the former New York Mets catcher received a special blessing during a 7:30 a.m. mass.
The 47-year-old retired MLB star attended St. Mary's Our Lady of the Catholic Church in Cooperstown, New York, where he was blessed on the church steps by Father John Rosson. During Piazza's tearful acceptance speech to the Hall of Fame, he highlighted the importance of his Catholic faith.
According to Piazza, his mother, Veronica, instilled that faith in him. more >>
NEW YORK — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump introduced Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, describing the Indiana governor as a job creator and budget balancer who will help unify the party.
In a bid to broaden his appeal to a fractured Republican electorate, Trump presented Pence as a perfect complement for the White House: a veteran of government who can guide an outsider, a man with a Midwestern sensibility and strong Republican credentials.
"Indiana Governor Mike Pence was my first choice, I've admired the work he's done, especially in the state of Indiana," Trump said at an event in New York City. more >>
The patriotic song "God Bless America" has been a staple at countless baseball games across the nation. Now some are questioning whether or not Major League Baseball should bench the tried and true melody for good.
Talk of stopping the 1918 chorus from being performed during the seventh inning stretch because it might offend those who do not believe in God, was bandied about on "The View" this week and co-host Candace Cameron Bure, a devout Christian, defended the song and its celebration of faith in God.
Bure challenged panelist Raven Symone saying, "Why y'all have to take God out of everything. You know — a little tradition, a little patriotism. God blessing America. It's a pretty good thing, especially in times that we're having now." more >>
Simply because an individual is white doesn't mean they don't have compassion or understanding for issues affecting black people, according to "The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure.
That's the message actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure made clear this week on "The View" after panelist Sunny Hostin asserted that because Bure's two sons, Lev, 16, and Maksim, 14, are white, Bure didn't have to worry about their safety when it came to their treatment by police.
The "Fuller House" star stressed that while she hasn't had to talk to her sons about potential dangers should they have an encounter with police, she still cares deeply about possible police brutality against minorities and wants to help bring about a resolution. more >>
Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong New York City has proven to be a basketball fan and friends with some of the biggest names in pop culture. Now, Lentz is revealing his love of hip-hop by praising No Malice for his latest song, "Jesus Christ."
Lentz took to Twitter to promote Christian rapper No Malice's song. The rapper, formerly of the duo Clipse, is from the same state as the popular pastor who has mentored the likes of NBA player Kevin Durant and pop star Justin Bieber.
The Statue of Liberty has been standing in New York Harbor as a symbol of American freedom and ideals since 1886, but some are now saying "Lady Liberty" isn't a "lady" after all.
According to a new Discovery Family Channel special, "Secrets of America's Favorite Places," the statue was actually designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi to look like his brother instead of his mother, as is commonly believed.
But, in an interview on Fox News over the weekend, historian Edward Berenson said neither theory is true. more >>