Topic: Faith and Spirituality

  • Those who feel lonely and sad at this time of year may also feel “that grief is permanent and hope is fleeting,” says the University of Richmond’s associate university chaplain, Kate O’Dwyer-Randall, “but it’s actually the other way around.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments (12)

  • Some churches are struggling in these difficult economic times as they face layoffs, foreclosure, distress sales, and other signs of serious financial trouble. (Originally aired June 19, 2009) More

    December 4, 2009 | Comments (1)

  • For this Grammy-nominated singer and Seventh-day Adventist pastor, music is a ministry and “the most powerful way of impressing the human mind with hope.” More

    November 24, 2009 | Comments (6)

  • In a new book about inspirational poet Mattie Stepanek, who died in 2004, his mother Jeni writes about his short life and lasting legacy. More

    November 13, 2009 | Comments (14)

  • 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 (9)

  • 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 (19)

  • “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 (19)

  • 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 (9)

  • 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 (6)

  • 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 (9)

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