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Heaven, Iowa, and the Love of Fathers in “Field of Dreams”

I didn’t realize that the movie “Field of Dreams” was now 25 years old until I read Kerry Weber’s exceptional essay about it on America magazine’s website. Her thoughtful and personal reflections examine the film’s inherent transcendence and spirituality in light of the love that her parents have always showed – and continue to show [Read More...]

Why “The Middle,” “Once Upon a Time,” & “Person of Interest” Deserve Emmy Noms


While I have a say in what projects win Christopher Awards every year, I have no say in what TV shows or stars get nominated for Emmys. A lot of my favorites are often overlooked to recognize edgier shows that push the envelope. While the voting process is ongoing, I figured I’d throw a few [Read More...]

The 2014 Christopher Awards: A Night of Celebrating Quality in Media and the Arts

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Joined by a capacity crowd, the 2014 Christopher Awards were another rousing success, thanks to several factors: the quality of the work created by our winners, their presence at the ceremony, and the outstanding presenters who left the crowd feeling inspired – Master of Ceremonies Ernie Anastos from Fox5 New York, NBC News’s Senior White [Read More...]

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Once They Get Into the Shelter, There’s the Concept of Grace


Just ahead of this year’s Christopher Awards ceremony, where the film “Gimme Shelter” (now on DVD) will be one of our honorees, Catholic News Service profiled one of the movie’s inspirations: Kathy DiFiore, the founder of Several Sources Shelters, who I’ve interviewed a few times myself. Kathy, age 67, has been in the business of [Read More...]