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...]

UPDATE: Tears of a Clown: Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 of Apparent Suicide

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The news that actor and comedian Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide is naturally going viral. Reports say that he has been struggling with depression for some time now. Whether that had anything to do with the cancellation of his last TV series – “The Crazy Ones” with Sarah Michelle Gellar – is [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...]

Taylor Swift’s New Duet Partner is Six-Year-Old with Leukemia

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In what qualifies as the celebrity good deed of the week, Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift paid a surprise visit to an elated six-year-old fan, Jordan Lee Nickerson, who is undergoing chemotherapy at Boston Children’s Hospital for leukemia and other related issues. The two chatted about Spider-Man, among other things, and even dueted on Swift’s [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...]

Actor Kelsey Grammer Offers Forgiveness to His Sister’s Killer

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Actor Kelsey Grammer is best-known for his comedic role as Frasier Crane on the TV series “Cheers” and “Frasier.” But the actor also has a troubled past including multiple marriages and drug abuse. In light of some of the tragedies in Grammer’s life (the rape and murder of his sister, the shooting death of his [Read More...]

Jim Caviezel Jumps Over a Table to Greet a Young Fan at Comic-Con

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The “Person of Interest” panel at San Diego Comic Con this weekend featured stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker – and executive producers Greg Plageman and Jonathan Nolan. When the moderator opened the floor to questions from the audience, one of the people who approached the microphone was a [Read More...]

Son Thanks Mother for Gift of Life By Donating His Kidney to Save Her Life

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I just came across this preview clip of tonight’s episode of “NY Med” on ABC at 10E/9C. One of the stories that will be featured involves a 24-year-old son donating his kidney to his mother because she gave him life; now he wants to give her life. Watch the brief clip below for a vivid [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Choosing the Media You Consume Wisely

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TV and radio used to be the primary media sources from which we got information and entertainment. Nowadays, the Internet – and social media, in particular – have changed that. People who spend a lot of time online know how quickly, “I’m just going to take a minute to check Twitter” can become “How did [Read More...]

A Little Girl’s Brain Injury Set Her Dad on a Quest for Treatment and Healing

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When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a happy, healthy newborn. Five days later, she had two broken collarbones, four broken ribs, and a traumatic brain injury that destroyed 60 percent of the rear cortex of her brain. Why? Because she was shaken violently by the baby nurse [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...]

“Chivalry is not Dead…Among Small Children”

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This classic entry from “America’s Funniest Home Videos” was shared on Facebook this morning by my friend Brooke, an actress, singer, and voiceover artist. She described this :40 second clip of a brother and sister as: “This is the single sweetest video I’ve ever seen. Chivalry is not dead…among small children.” [Read more...]


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