CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS SPAN CULTURES TO HIGHLIGHT LIFE-CHANGING ACTS OF COMPASSION AND THE INHERENT DIGNITY OF EVERY HUMAN BEING

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Creators of films, TV programs and books will be honored at 63rd annual Christopher Awards NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 — A young adventurer risks his life to reunite trafficked children with their families; African-American maids in the South reclaim their dignity through sharing their stories; a priest travels around the world to explore the [Read More...]

Snow White, Prince Charming, Hearts of Darkness and the Easter Story

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In keeping with its pattern of reimagining fairy tales and including new subtexts of morality, Sunday’s “Once Upon a Time” episode, entitled “Heart of Darkness,” addressed some themes relevant to the Easter season – at least for those of us who watch the show with a Judeo-Christian worldview in mind. (Read my previous “Once Upon [Read More...]

A Little Irish Music

Tony O’Rossi here with a little mood music to start your St. Patrick’s Day. I’m a bit of a classic movie buff who’s watched the John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in “The Quiet Man” at least 15 times during my life. Outside of it being a fun, funny, rambunctious film, it’s also full of great [Read More...]

Surviving the “Coffin Ship”

Here’s a story and reflection from one of The Christophers annual “Three Minutes a Day” books: The Potato Famine of 1848 forced many families, including James and Maggie Fitzpatrick, to flee Ireland. Destitute, the Fitzpatricks and their infant daughter, Phoebe, left for Canada on a “coffin ship,” so named because 20 to 40 percent of [Read More...]


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