A Morning Prayer from St. Thomas More

Blogging has been light lately because I’m working on The Christophers’ annual “Three Minutes a Day” book of daily stories and reflections (Pre-orders will start soon). Yesterday, I came across a prayer written by St. Thomas More that seems an appropriate way to start your morning, so I’m sharing it here (as well as in [Read More…]

New York City Church Replaces Retired Groundskeeper with Sheep

The groundskeeper at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Manhattan told the pastor there, Monsignor Sakano, that he was thinking about retiring. How, he wondered, would the priest tend to the grass and bushes when that came to pass. “I’ll get sheep,” responded Msgr. Sakano. And so he did. They’re named Mulberry, Elizabeth, and Mott [Read More…]

Fairy Tales, Deeper Truths, & Illustrating God’s Love for Children (and the Young at Heart)

(All photos and artwork property of Katy Betz Studio.) Like a lot of kids, Katy Betz grew up admiring the illustrations she saw in popular books like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “The Berenstain Bears,” but it wasn’t until a trip to Europe as an 18-year-old college student that she realized she wanted to [Read More…]

Appreciating Our Elders in a Stay-Young-At-All-Costs World

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Appreciating Our Elders” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “A people that does not have care for [the elderly], that does not treat them well, has no future: such a people [Read More…]