Good Intentions, the Road to Hell, and the Moral Devolution of “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White

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When he was a young scientist, Walter White and his lab partner Gretchen analyzed the chemical composition of the human body, coming up with various percentages of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and more. All the elements added up to 99 percent. “Doesn’t it seem like something’s missing?” asked Walter, wondering if that’s all there is [Read More...]

A Young Woman Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s

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While reading the latest issue of my St. John’s University Alumni magazine, one story jumped out at me. It was about 2010 graduate Joan Renee Cloutier shaving her head to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer research. The reason that struck me is because many young women spend time making [Read More...]

It’s Good to be a King

The following is a story from The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book, Volume 47 (Volume 48 will be available in October): Frederick the Great of Prussia was walking along a road on the outskirts of Berlin one day when he accidentally brushed against a very old man. “Who are you?” Frederick asked out of [Read More...]

The Consoler of Struggling Souls

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Here’s something you can do for your parish priest: congratulate him on his feast day. It’s coming up soon; August 4, to be exact. It’s actually the feast day of St. John Vianney, but since he’s the patron saint of the thousands of parish priests [Read More...]


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