Simplifying Your Life and Finding Comfort in an Anxious World

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Simplifying Your Life” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what You want me to be and becoming that person.” —St. Thérèse of [Read More...]

The Nuns Who Run a Cattle Ranch

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(Photo property of NBC News) Last night, NBC News’s Erica Hill reported on a group of Benedictine nuns in Colorado who combine their prayer lives with raising cattle on a 250 acre ranch. Their home, the Abbey of St. Walburga, is a self-sustaining working farm – and now an increasingly-thriving natural beef business. Sister Maria-Walburga [Read More...]

Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”

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(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating his breakfast cereal and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across a story titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the actions of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had [Read More...]

Why Getting Hit Over the Head by God Turned PJ Anderson Into a Troubadour of Hope

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“No more fun.” That’s what singer-songwriter PJ Anderson thought it meant to give his life to God when he was in high school. A priest was giving him some spiritual direction and encouraged him to pray more and integrate God into his daily life. PJ interpreted that to mean, “I’ve got to give up basketball [Read More...]


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