Blessed are the Merciful: Living Mercy Today

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Blessed are the Merciful.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Mercy isn’t the most concrete concept in our spiritual toolbox. It’s much easier to recognize mercy when we see it in action than it is to define [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Praying for Our Enemies

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In this week’s video, Father Jonathan Morris reflects on Jesus’s commandment to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. He describes this mandate as “very hard to swallow,” and realizes that we can all probably come up with an abundance of reasons not to forgive the people with whom we’ve had conflicts. [Read More...]

Opening Your Heart to Adoption: One Woman’s Story

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Though Christina Beahan grew up in a big Polish/Dutch family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the road that got her there was not a straight one. Christina was born Maria Clara Mora in Medellin, Colombia, to a poor maid who was unable to care for her. As a result, her birth mother brought her to an [Read More...]

Moving Outside of Ourselves by Serving the Poor

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Serving the Poor.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Whether they are showcasing food, drink or fashion, many advertisements today send a similar message: More! Drink more beer, eat more chips, or wear better clothes and you [Read More...]


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