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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Voices: The greatest example we can set for our children is to invite, share the table and break bread with those who believe different things, even things that are against what we believe to be right.