A Musical Journey Through Grief: From Despair and Anger at God to Hope and Healing

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“I asked you for the light. You gave me a long dark night.” Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Sarah Hart penned those lyrics to God during the anger phase of a “downward spiral through grief” that began with the death of her beloved grandfather. Though Sarah was and remains Catholic, that alone didn’t lessen the pain she [Read More...]

“I Give It All to God,” Says Heroine Who Stopped Georgia School Shoooter

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When suicidal gunman Michael Jordan Hill entered Decatur, Georgia’s, Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, everyone feared it would be another Sandy Hook. The gunman never made it past the front office, though, where he held school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff (whose last name seems especially appropriate now) hostage. While 800 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students [Read More...]

Nurturing Faith Through Doubt and Struggles: A Review of Audrey Assad’s “Fortunate Fall”

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Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad’s first indie album, “Fortunate Fall,” releases on Tuesday August 13, and as one of the project’s many Kickstarter backers, I received an early download last week. Though the lyrics include Audrey’s usual theological depth, the album differs somewhat from her past work in that the songs are specifically designed for church purposes: [Read More...]

A Young Woman Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s

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While reading the latest issue of my St. John’s University Alumni magazine, one story jumped out at me. It was about 2010 graduate Joan Renee Cloutier shaving her head to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research. The reason that struck me is because many young women spend time making [Read More...]


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