UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Once They Get Into the Shelter, There’s the Concept of Grace

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Just ahead of this year’s Christopher Awards ceremony, where the film “Gimme Shelter” (now on DVD) will be one of our honorees, Catholic News Service profiled one of the movie’s inspirations: Kathy DiFiore, the founder of Several Sources Shelters, who I’ve interviewed a few times myself. Kathy, age 67, has been in the business of [Read More...]

When Your Baby’s Life is Expected to Be Brief: A Look at Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care

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Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful time for a couple, but for Amy Kuebelbeck and her husband it was tinged with tragedy as well. In 1999, halfway through their third pregnancy, they learned that their unborn son, who they named Gabriel, had an incurable heart condition and would not live long if he was [Read More...]

Opening Your Heart to Adoption: One Woman’s Story

Though Christina Beahan grew up in a big Polish/Dutch family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the road that got her there was not a straight one. Christina was born Maria Clara Mora in Medellin, Colombia, to a poor maid who was unable to care for her. As a result, her birth mother brought her to an [Read More...]

The Holy Journey of Two Popes: John XXIII and John Paul II

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “The Holy Journey of Two Popes.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: The Christophers joyously celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII by the Vatican on April 27, 2014, Divine Mercy Sunday. [Read More...]


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