Is Joss Whedon’s Bleak Worldview Responsible For His Hopeful Storytelling?

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One of the reasons I’ve been a fan of Joss Whedon’s work on TV shows like “Buffy,” “Angel” and “Firefly – and movies like “The Avengers” – is that his stories convey a sense of hope. That hope is often hard-won because it involves enduring struggle, suffering and sacrifice for the sake of loving another [Read More...]

A Musical Journey Through Grief: From Despair and Anger at God to Hope and Healing

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“I asked you for the light. You gave me a long dark night.” Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Sarah Hart penned those lyrics to God during the anger phase of a “downward spiral through grief” that began with the death of her beloved grandfather. Though Sarah was and remains Catholic, that alone didn’t lessen the pain she [Read More...]

Arsenio Hall Affirms Fatherhood: “It Makes You a Smarter, Less Selfish Person”

Time magazine recently published a controversial article entitled “The Childfree Life,” highlighting couples who say they’ve found fulfillment in their choice not to have children. The choice has allowed them to do more things that they want to do instead of making sacrifices required when raising kids. Though it had no relation to that article, [Read More...]

Welcoming Father Jonathan Morris to the Christopher Team

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Today we’re happy to welcome Father Jonathan Morris to the Christopher team on a special assignment basis – and to introduce a regular feature in which he shares a mini-homily of sorts on video. Many of you probably know Father Jonathan from his many TV and radio appearances, and as the author of the best-selling [Read More...]


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