The Consoler of Struggling Souls

JVianney

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Here’s something you can do for your parish priest: congratulate him on his feast day. It’s coming up soon; August 4, to be exact. It’s actually the feast day of St. John Vianney, but since he’s the patron saint of the thousands of parish priests [Read More...]

The Disability That’s Not So Much of a Disability, After All

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Sometimes when parents receive a diagnosis that their unborn child will suffer from a disability, they might believe the quality of that child’s life will be so negative or troubled that it would be in his or her best interest not to be born at all. Yet, there are plenty of examples that prove the [Read More...]

How Music, St. Ignatius and the “Sons of Santa” Led Ben Walther to Jesus

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The Sons of Santa. That’s the name 16-year-old Ben Walther and his friends chose for their cover band when they were in high school. In retrospect, the now-successful singer-songwriter and music minister admits, “We were awful, but we thought we were rock stars.” Regardless, God used their talents to draw them closer to Him. During [Read More...]

Sadness is Part of the Equation: A Young Widow Reflects on Her Loss

MWeberKristin

In mid-June, I posted an interview with “Tell My Sons” author, Lt. Col. Mark Weber, about his battle with terminal cancer. Forty years old with a wife and three sons, he passed away the day before my article went live, which was also a few days before Father’s Day. Mark had set up a Facebook [Read More...]


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