In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11

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(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of the story.) Within a few weeks of her birth in 1990, Shannon Hickey was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past the age of two. Shannon’s mother Kelly found support in family friend Father Mychal [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Humility, Part Two

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In Father Jonathan Morris’s last reflection on humility, he said that we should look at this virtue as “a recognition of who we are in relationship to God and others.” He also pointed out that humility is a grace, a gift from God. This week, Father Jonathan offers advice on how we can prepare ourselves [Read More...]

How Jennifer Fulwiler Found God, Joy, & an Intellectual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

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Most people don’t confront their own mortality until they’re in their 30s or 40s. For Jennifer Fulwiler, it happened at age 11 – and it seriously unnerved her for many years, especially because she wasn’t raised to believe in God or an afterlife. The incident that set off Jennifer’s crisis occurred during a fossil-finding trip [Read More...]

How to Build an Active Prayer Life

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Building an Active Prayer Life.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Prayer seems like it should be easy. We say some tried-and-true words, and voilà, we’re praying. But as anyone who tries to pray with regularity knows, [Read More...]


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