TCC Radio: The Wisdom of Tenderness: Jean Vanier on Lived Compassion

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Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche whom many consider a “living saint” speaks with On Being’s Krista Tippett about his life’s work creating communities for people with mental handicaps. The French Canadian philosopher and Catholic social innovator speaks about his understanding of humanity and God, which has been shaped by Aristotle, Mother Teresa, and people who would once have been locked away from society. Listen to the entire program after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Panning for Gold by Ben Sollee

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Ben Sollee

Our former intern, Kelci Schmidt, turned us on to the beautiful music of Ben Sollee, indie-singer-songwriter-cellist, family man, and anti-poverty and anti-mountain top removal activist. We love the gospel themes in his music and his one of a kind genre bending sound. Listen to “Panning for Gold” on which he sings, “I saw God by the river, panning for gold” after the jump:

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Misc: You Know How James Foley Died. This is How He Lived.

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Pope Francis
 recently called and offered his condolences to the parents of Jim Foley, the American Catholic journalist, recently beheaded by the Islamic State in Syria. In The Huffington Post Jim’s parents have shared photos and memories from their son’s life. He grew up as one of five kids in a Catholic home and went to Marquette. Learn more here: You Know How James Foley Died. This is How He Lived.

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TCC Reads: The Giver by Lois Lowry

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

TCC’s own Anna Keating recommends encouraging the child in your life to read The Giver by Lois Lowry before seeing the film in theaters. She writes, “The Giver was one of those books I raced home from school to read.” Read the rest of her recommendation and watch the trailer after the jump:

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TCC Video: Dr. Kent Brantly Thanks God for His Recovery From Ebola

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Dr. Kent Brantly

“I am forever thankful to God . . . please continue to pray for Liberia and West Africa.”

Dr. Kent Bradley an American doctor with the Christian aid group Samaritan’s purse, who contracted the Ebola virus while taking care of patients in Liberia, has recovered. Watch the video of his press conference after the jump:

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