Dorothy Day, the San Francisco Earthquake and the Aftermath of 9/11

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The major earthquake that shook San Francisco on April 18, 1906, was also felt in nearby Oakland where eight-year-old Dorothy Day had recently moved with her parents and siblings. When the ground finally stopped shaking, a frightened Day emerged from her home to see examples of both chaos and community: buildings swayed, small fires burned, [Read More...]

A Christopher Prayer for Doctors

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I was recently looking through a book written by The Christophers’ founder, Maryknoll Father James Keller, in 1958, and came across this prayer for doctors that he wrote. It’s timeless and embodies the spirit of godly service that should define the life of a physician. If you’re a doctor yourself or know one, please pass [Read More...]

A Couple’s Journey Through a Joy-Filled Pregnancy in One Second a Day

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Patricia Heaton just shared this Buzzfeed video on Twitter. It was posted by husband and new father Danny Pier, who recorded video of one second of every day of his wife’s pregnancy. It’s a sweet look at the extraordinary ordinary moments that make up our lives – or as Pam (Jenna Fischer) said in “The [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...]


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