Prostitutes, Addicts, Prayers and Dreams: Making the Broken Holy

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“We made ourselves available in the corners and the crevices and the dark places in the middle of the night.” That’s how Matthew Barnett and 600 volunteers celebrated his 19th anniversary as the pastor of Bethel Temple in Los Angeles’ Skid Row – and his work as founder of the Dream Center, which reaches more [Read More...]

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. — Romans 5:5 When we [Read More...]

Seeing Christ in Others

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Seeing Christ in Others.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is brought to perfection in us.” —1 John [Read More...]

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...]


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