Kathy Schiffer

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Corpus Christi Bishop Donates Bone Marrow, Saves a Life

When a Texas mother of three was diagnosed with blood cancer, things didn’t look good. Because of her disease, her bone marrow – the spongy tissue inside the bones of the body, including hip and thigh bones – no longer functioned effectively to...

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A Thanksgiving to Remember: Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom From Want”

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around, one can't help but think of Norman Rockwell's iconic Thanksgiving painting, Freedom from Want. You know the image: a proud grandmother sets an enormous platter of roasted turkey on the table as Grandpa, handsome...

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How to Pretend to Be a Saint

“So, as not to create a monument, I wanted to show Faustina as a real person with flesh and blood and bones,” said Kamila Kamińska. Kamińska is a popular Polish actress who plays the title role in the 2019 docudrama Love and Mercy: Faustina,...

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If Kennedy, Lewis and Huxley Walked Into a Bar...

On Nov. 22, 1963–some 56 years ago–three famous individuals died on the same day. One, of course, was U.S. President JOHN F. KENNEDY, whose life was ended when a shot rang out from the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. British writer...

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Mister Rogers: America’s Most Beloved Neighbor

“He always saw Jesus in the people he met,” said Joanne Rogers, speaking of her late husband Fred. “There were a good many people who depended on him, and a lot of them were broken people.” That deep-seated Christian charity is front and center...

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8 Common Sayings You Won’t Find in the Bible

Do you remember that time when President Obama mixed up his biblical metaphors, thus eliciting snickers from the Christian world? Speaking about immigration policy at a town hall meeting in Nashville, the former president said, “The Good Book...

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The Temple of God, Which You Are, is Holy

For a tourist in Rome, there is wonder around every corner. Priceless antiquities are everywhere—the Colosseum rises beside the freeway, obelisks jut skyward in shopping malls, and ancient relics sit amid the Vespas in crowded parking garages....

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Can’t Have Gluten or Alcohol? You Can Still Receive Communion...

So you can’t eat bread. Or donuts. Or English muffins. You have celiac disease, or a lesser malady titled simply “gluten sensitivity.” Or worse, you could be suffering from terminal cancer and nearing the end stage of life, and can no longer...

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Dear Cohabiting Couples: “Living Together” is Not God's Plan for You!

But everyone’s doing it! Indeed, to look around at contemporary society, it does seem that living together without benefit of marriage is just another option for a young couple in love. Perhaps they’re engaged to be married, and it’s cheaper...

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Box of Joy Week: An Opportunity for Families to Live the Gospel

I’ve often thought, looking at pictures on missionary websites of simple thatched huts and woefully underfed children, that it would be so hard to be poor! Hard enough, I think, to stay warm against the winter chill; but for a loving parent,...