The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Fr. Jonathan Morris Unpacks the Serenity Prayer

THE SERENITY PRAYER Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.The Serenity Prayer is a familiar quote on wall plaques and greeting cards and lockets.Originally written by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, The Serenity Prayer was recited in the second season of the American television drama "Desperate Housewives" and set to music by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor.  It was prominently … [Read more...]

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Taking Comfort in Faith: Stories Emerge Following Malaysian Flight Disaster

Philip Wood worked on the other side of the world; but last week, he returned home to Keller, Texas to spend time with his family before moving from Beijing to a new home in Kuala Lumpur.Now it appears that his loved ones may never see him again.  Wood, an IBM executive, was aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which lost contact with air traffic control and disappeared this weekend over the South China Sea.There will be other stories emerging about the other passengers aboard the … [Read more...]

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Glenn Beck Loses Voice, Delivers a Silent Message of Love, Hope, Repentance

Glenn Beck has lost his voice—and strengthened his vision.FoxNews’ popular conservative radio and television talk show host has recently learned that his vocal chords are temporarily paralyzed, leaving him unable to speak.  Doctors expect that the condition will come and go; but Beck expects to regain his voice soon.  For now, unable to voice his thoughts on Monday’s show, he resorted to using black and red markers to tell his viewers what he wanted to say.And it was powerfu … [Read more...]

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