Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Read and watch more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Jeni Stepanek, who says her son, best-selling poet and speaker Mattie Stepanek, had “a universal message–give and you shall receive.” More

    November 13, 2009 | Comments

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    There will always be a purpose to monastic life, say the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, as long as there is a need in the world for silence, prayer, simplicity, and balance. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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    “Is there anyone here who yearns for life and desires to see good days?” Those stirring words come at the beginning of one of the most durable spiritual guides of all time, the Rule of St. Benedict. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch National Catholic Reporter senior correspondent John L. Allen Jr. and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton discuss the Roman Catholic Church’s plan to absorb unhappy Anglicans wishing to become Catholics. More

    October 23, 2009 | Comments

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    Doctors who pray with patients and family members “puts a sense of comfort in you,” says Chris Barkley. “Normally, doctors don’t do that, and it makes people feel closer to the doctor. You want them to care just as much as you do.” More

    October 23, 2009 | Comments

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    She started a support group for women with emotional problems and histories of sexual abuse, and she wants to earn degrees in social work and theological studies to help others like them. More

    October 23, 2009 | Comments

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    An 11-year-old autistic girl writes poetry about her inner world. More

    October 16, 2009 | Comments

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    Set in 1967, the story centers on a Jewish physics professor in the Midwest, Larry Gopnick, who looks to his faith to make sense of his personal and professional calamities. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch religion columnist Cathleen Falsani, author of “The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers,” discuss theological and moral themes in previous films by Joel and Ethan Coen, including “The Big Lebowski,” which has inspired its own religion. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    “There’s definitely something spiritual about working with the earth and feeling a relationship with all of God’s creation,” says Cara Gonzalez, a parishioner at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland, who volunteers in the church garden. More

    October 2, 2009 | Comments

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