Kittens, “Cosmos,” Culture Wars, and the Coexistence of Science & Faith

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When the new version of the TV series “Cosmos” premiered a few months ago, it raised quite a kerfuffle on this blog and numerous others because of the shallow view the debut episode took of religion. Specifically, it suggested that religion was an enemy of science. In a new essay in “America” magazine, the Christopher [Read More...]

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...]

The Internet is a Medium Through Which God Can Reach the World

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In January 2013, I wrote a blogabout Sister Helena Burns titled “A Tweeting, Facebooking Nun Shares Her Media Mission” because she was making quite a splash in Catholic circles. Today, Sister Helena has expanded way beyond the Catholic media world by being featured in The Atlantic in a piece called “The Nun Who Got Addicted [Read More...]


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