Aired 2007-08. Presented by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
"Never Far from God" highlighted how separation from family and friends strengthens people's need for a special connection to the faith community. Lt. Karl Nielson was in an unusual place for a Benedictine monk. A Navy reserve officer, he was assigned chaplain to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit during an eight month deployment. Sr. Adele Appleby is a tiny woman who looked out of place inside the walls of Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, California. But, despite her small stature, she was a big part of the loves of many women incarcerated there, bringing them hope and healing.