Christian Mocek is the director of annual giving at St. Meinrad, a Benedictine monastery, seminary and school of theology. He lives in New Albany, Indiana, with his wife and one son.

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Messy table, messy heart

Young Voices: Though this phrase may sound like something from a book by Martha Stewart or Marie Kondo, it actually comes from a foundational spiritual belief of mine: the state of one's dinner table is reflective of the state of one's life. 


Voting day is a new beginning

Young Voices: The election's over. In one sense I'm sad to see it go. I've been heartbroken for the two years since President Donald Trump was elected. That night, this date, two years ago, my wife and I were celebrating our second wedding anniversary.


In thanksgiving, lessons learned from a beautiful life

Young Voices: It wasn't her sickness that captivated me, although it was the reason I learned about her. Claire Wineland had a unique and charismatic way of turning hardship into blessing.


In response to scandal, join the 'nones' on the road to Emmaus

Young Voices: The "nones," those who claim no affiliation with religion, do not believe in a church that is a sedentary, out-of-touch, and immovable fortress guarded by men in brightly colored dresses and pointy hats.