Texas Nurse with Ebola Described as “Grounded by Her Catholic Faith”

Biographical details about Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, are slowly emerging. Today’s New York Times reveals some of her religious background. Since local officials announced Ms. Pham’s positive test early on Sunday, the news has resonated through circles of friends who worked with Ms. Pham [Read More…]

From the Secular to the Sacred, Christopher Literature is Powerful in Its Simplicity

I usually use this space to share with you the stories of people who I’ve interviewed on our “Christopher Closeup” radio show, to comment on different aspects of popular culture, to post Christopher News Notes, or to highlight inspiring stories that are making the rounds online or in the news. Today I’m changing my approach [Read More…]

Praying for a Stranger at the Airport

Country music singer Sunny Sweeney took the above photo and posted it on Facebook along with this message: “I watched this whole thing go down in an airport and felt like sharing it with you. This young military man, Michael (full name was on his backpack) was standing here about to board a plane and [Read More…]

How “Arrow’s” Oliver Queen Embraced the Commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill”

It was his time on Purgatory that turned billionaire playboy Oliver Queen into a killer. It was a reality check from his family and friends that helped him rediscover an inherent dignity to life. For those unfamiliar with the name, Oliver Queen is the longtime DC Comics hero known as Green Arrow, an archery master [Read More…]