Coach’s beautiful eulogy points to gospel; Movies highlight upcoming Easter message; Scalia lies in repose; ‘Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee dies

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Gospel message rings loud and clear as assistant coach eulogizes his wife

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams paid respects to his wife’s memory Friday as he publicly (video) turned the audience to God yet again (video).

Williams pointed his audience to God and continually told them “This will work out” during the funeral of his 44-year-old wife, who was killed when a speeding vehicle crossed the line and struck Ingrid William’s vehicle head-on.

Monty Williams ended his eulogy by expressing forgiveness for the driver who took his wife’s life.

As Easter approaches, ‘Young Messiah’ and ‘Risen’ hit theaters

Hollywood has seen a resurgence of Christian-themed movies, and this Easter season is more proof. “Risen,” a movie that follows an unbelieving Roman soldier tasked with finding Jesus’ body after the resurrection, opens Friday, Feb. 19. And “The Young Messiah” finds a 7-year-old Jesus and his family on their trip leaving Egypt and heading to Nazareth, loosely based on the Ann Rice novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.” The movie opens March 11.

Watch the Trailers Below:

Thousands pay respect to Justice Antonin Scalia in Supreme Court’s Great Hall

Mourners stood in below-freezing temperatures for an opportunity to say good-bye to the United States Supreme Court’s longest-serving justice, Antonin Scalia. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid their respects Friday afternoon, along with members of Congress, and Scalia’s nine children and their families.

Saturday’s funeral Mass will be held the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. President Obama will not attend the funeral or private burial.

Little Sisters of the Poor prepare for Supreme Court case in March

A Catholic charity is readying itself for March’s Supreme Court docket by launching a new website to defend against government accusations. Little Sisters of the Poor refused to go against its religious beliefs and provide certain healthcare benefits for its clients, as enforced by Health and Human Services.

The Little Sisters filed suit after being forced to provide birth control, a practice that goes against their Catholic faith. The Supreme Court announced it will hear the case March 23.

Author Harper Lee dies

American author Harper Lee, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” died Friday, Feb. 19. She was 89. Nelle Harper Lee passed away less than a year after releasing her second book, “Go Set a Watchman.”

Though Lee led a quite, private life away from any media spotlight, “To Kill a Mockinbird’s” weighty themes of racism in the South left many who read pondering larger questions and spurring much dialogue and conversation.

The title of her last book comes from the Bible:

“For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.” – Isaiah 21:6

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