About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.

Five Quick Reasons to See “When the Game Stands Tall”

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Opening today is Jim Caviezel’s new movie “When the Game Stands Tall,” the true story of Coach Bob Ladouceur who led his high school football team – the De La Salle Spartans – on an unprecedented 151-game winning streak, only to see them struggle when the streak finally came to an end. Caviezel and I [Read More...]

After Grim Prenatal Diagnosis, Couple Takes Unborn Child on Bucket List of Adventures

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Today’s Daily News features the story of Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley, a Pennsylvania couple who are expecting their first child on October 12. The bad news is that their baby boy, named Shane, was diagnosed with anencephaly, a birth defect that results in babies missing the front parts of their brain and sometimes not [Read More...]

Advice for the Spiritual Sons and Daughters of Mary

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A few months ago, The Christophers recognized Father David T. Link with our James Keller Award at the annual Christopher Awards ceremony. Father Link became a priest late in life, and now serves as chaplain for several Indiana State prisons. In a book about his life entitled “Camerado, I Give You My Hand,” author Maura [Read More...]

Jim Caviezel’s Role as High School Football Coach Reflects Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, & John Paul II

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Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of those men are reflected in Coach Bob Ladouceur, the character he plays in the new film “When the Game Stands Tall” (opening August 22nd). Inspired by actual events, “When the Game Stands Tall” shares the story of Concord, California’s De [Read More...]


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