When Your Baby’s Life is Expected to Be Brief: A Look at Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful time for a couple, but for Amy Kuebelbeck and her husband it was tinged with tragedy as well. In 1999, halfway through their third pregnancy, they learned that their unborn son, who they named Gabriel, had an incurable heart condition and would not live long if he was [Read More…]

The Holy Journey of Two Popes: John XXIII and John Paul II

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “The Holy Journey of Two Popes.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: The Christophers joyously celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII by the Vatican on April 27, 2014, Divine Mercy Sunday. [Read More…]

The Road to Mercy Leads to a Life of Adventure for Author Kerry Weber

Kerry Weber insists that the Jesuit-run “America” magazine office, where she serves as managing editor, does not have a batphone connected directly to Pope Francis’ office at the Vatican, and that the mercy-focused pontiff is not actually doing P.R. for her new book, “Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to [Read More…]

Dr. Kevin Hunt and Nicole Schreiner Bring Medicine & Compassion to Uganda’s Poor

Several pregnant women about to give birth lay on a cold cement floor, shivering due to fever and malaria. That sight prompted Chicago doctor Kevin Hunt to add an unexpected new direction to his life. As I wrote about in a blog post last year, Dr. Hunt traveled to Northern Uganda in 2007 at the [Read More…]