VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Challenge of Forgiveness

In this week’s reflection, Father Jonathan Morris shares his thoughts on forgiveness, one of the most challenging calls of the Christian life. We come up with a myriad of excuses for not forgiving others who have wronged us. Yet God gave us His only Son so that we might be redeemed and forgiven. If He [Read More…]

Pregnant Teen Finds Hope and Healing: A Look at the Movie “Gimme Shelter”

“Last time I asked for God’s help, He put me here,” 16-year-old Apple Bailey angrily tells the priest visiting her in the hospital following a car accident. “Perhaps you’re exactly where you’re meant to be,” the priest responds. That exchange in the movie “Gimme Shelter” (in wide release on January 24) eventually leads to an [Read More…]

Building the Deep Bonds of Spiritual Friendship

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Building Spiritual Friendships.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: The definition of “friendship” has taken some hits in recent years. After all, we live in a world where social media allows us to “friend” or “unfriend” someone [Read More…]

Choosing Motherhood in a Dangerous World (a “Once Upon a Time” post)

The love of parents for their children has always been a theme on the TV series “Once Upon a Time.” Mothers and fathers have gone to great lengths – both good and evil – to keep their children safe. In the cases of the show’s villains, learning to love a child selflessly has been the [Read More…]


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