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As I have pondered the challenge church presents particularly to people who did not grow up with any communal/institutional expression of faith, I have begun to wonder what it really is that keeps so many people so firmly planted outside of church.

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Following the reading from the essay by Christian Chessel in “Of Gods And Men”, the monks of Tibhirine, hear a short reading from Carlo Carretto (2 April 1910 – 4 October 1988).

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Why is it that, in the eyes of a certain cultured, highly-educated intellectual elite, religion remains the one worldview it is deemed politically correct to mock?

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pt. 2 of a letter to a person who is suffering…

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6And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; 7therefore I did not presume to come to you.

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Faith is not for the feint of heart.

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Zvi Kolitz  was a Jewish journalist, and resistance fighter born on December 14, 1912 in Lithuania; he died September 29, 2002 in New York City.

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Many of the struggles we have with faith stem from a misunderstanding of the nature of faith.

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It may not be only the terror and injustice that afflict so much of life which make the faith choice seem so difficult. At times it may simply be the familiar drudgery of daily living.

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In the fall of 1939, nine-year-old Janina David moved with her mother and father into the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw. It was  a calculated risk.

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