VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Dealing with Suffering

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Father Jonathan Morris realizes that when we’re in the midst of suffering or when someone we love is enduring hard times, “our faith in God can be tested.” So how should we approach our faith during these experiences – and how can we unite our suffering with what Jesus endured on the cross, thereby growing [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Last Judgment

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Father Jonathan Morris admits that the title of this week’s video reflection – The Last Judgment – sounds scary, but he doesn’t think it should be if we’ve come to know God as a merciful and loving Father who wants only the best for us. Father Morris goes on to explore Matthew 25 in which [Read More...]

UPDATE: Michael Johns Brought Soul to “American Idol.” Now May His Soul Rest in Peace

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There’s no shortage of stories that make you realize how fragile life is. That fact was brought home to longtime “American Idol” fans this weekend with the announcement that season seven contestant, 35-year-old Michael Johns, had died from a blood clot in his ankle. There are few details at this point, but TMZ reports that [Read More...]

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...]


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