VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Freedom in the Moral Life

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“Master, what good must I do to possess eternal life?” the rich young man asked Jesus in Matthew 19. That’s a question each of us should ask today so we can find the best path to loving God the way He loves us. In this week’s video reflection, Father Jonathan Morris explores the meaning of [Read More...]

Growing in Understanding of God’s Will: Father Jonathan Morris on #Synod14

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Christopher contributor Father Jonathan Morris spent last week in Rome while the Extraordinary Synod for the Family took place. Now that it’s over, he took some time to answer a few questions via an email interview: TR: In brief layman’s terms, what is the purpose of having a synod on the family? Father Jonathan: The [Read More...]

How “New York Catholics” Built a Better Church and Society

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What do Regis Philbin, Dorothy Day, Deacon Greg Kandra, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and I have in common? We’re among the 76 people profiled in author, historian and fellow Patheos blogger Pat McNamara’s book “New York Catholics: Faith, Attitude, and the Works.” I’m not in that illustrious company because of anything I’ve done, but rather because [Read More...]

Overcoming Loneliness with the Help of God and Others

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Overcoming Loneliness” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Loneliness is a problem we all face. It is a feeling that can occur even when we are surrounded by other people. Nothing [Read More...]


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