Being a Saint Doesn’t Mean You Were Never a Sinner: A Review of “St. Vincent”

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Vincent McKenna (Bill Murray) lives like a slob.  He smokes, drinks, gambles, and curses too much.  He’s rude to his neighbors and people in general. And he cavorts with a prostitute.  Despite all these negative qualities, he is the title character in the film “St. Vincent,” written and directed by Theodore Melfi. So what exactly [Read More...]

If You Struggle with Being Patient, This Post’s For You

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Practicing Patience” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than over whole cities.” — Proverbs 16:32 [Read More...]

How 12 Anonymous Christmas Gifts Brought Healing to a Grieving Family

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The poinsettia and note on her front porch were the beginning of a Christmas mystery that Joanne Huist Smith wouldn’t solve for years to come. They were also the catalyst for the healing process that she and her three kids needed during the most devastating time in their lives. Christmas brings with it the expectation [Read More...]

Father Jonathan Morris on Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer

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When a stranger stopped Father Jonathan Morris while he was walking on a New York City street one cold winter night, he assumed the man would ask him one of the questions he usually gets: 1) Would you pray for me?, 2) Would you hear my confession?, or 3) Hey, I know a priest named [Read More...]


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