Deal with Troubles, But Don’t Lose Track of the World’s Beauty: An Interview with Dean Koontz

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“The dark makes the light stuff brighter.” Not only is that a comment made by a character in Dean Koontz’s latest novel “The City,” it’s a truth that the author learned first-hand while growing up. In “The City,” eight-year-old African-American musical prodigy Jonah Kirk is blessed with a mother and grandparents who selflessly love and [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Dealing with Sadness & Depression

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At various points in our lives, we all endure periods of deep sadness and depression. That state of being can leave us feeling spiritually empty and disconnected from God and our faith. In some cases, it may get so bad that it requires professional help. In the video below, Father Jonathan Morris offers advice on [Read More...]

God Sees us Being Changed By Suffering – and Accompanies Us

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Over at “America” magazine, Kerry Weber shares a powerful, deeply personal reflection about her niece Marian Elizabeth, who lived only a few hours after birth. Kerry’s article, called “A Complicated Grief,” walks readers through the complexity of life and faith and doubt that we endure during tragic situations – and explores her heart and soul [Read More...]

In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11

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(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of the story.) Within a few weeks of her birth in 1990, Shannon Hickey was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past the age of two. Shannon’s mother Kelly found support in family friend Father Mychal [Read More...]


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