Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence’s Longtime Friend with Down Syndrome

In today’s New York Daily News, there’s a profile of the Best Actress Oscar winner for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Jennifer Lawrence, focusing on her life, family and friends growing up in Louisville, Kentucky. The piece notes that the Lawrence clan – who one neighbor describes as “a wonderful Christian family” – were her guests for [Read More...]

Self-Improvement vs. Self-Absorption: A Look at “Silver Linings Playbook”

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If you want to find happiness and self-fulfillment, you need to focus on yourself. Think about ways to improve your personality, your character, the type of person you are – then act on them. At least that’s what the world usually tells you. The Academy Award-nominated movie “Silver Linings Playbook,” on the other hand, presents [Read More...]

The Greatest Evangelist of Love, Faith, Virtue and Hope: A Testament to the Power of the Powerless

All too often today, we judge people’s lives not on their inherent value and dignity, but by what they can contribute to the world, by whether or not their lives are a “burden.” Our culture is slipping down a dangerous slope which says that these lives have no purpose and are not worth living. Some [Read More...]

God Told Me What to Say, and It Went Around the World: A Nun Recalls Marching with Martin Luther King Jr.

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: She’s been referred to as a “living legend,” a description that Sister Mary Antona Ebo is quick to deflect. “I guess if I thought I was,” she says without missing a beat, “I’d have to take a step back.” Not that Sister Mary Antona takes [Read More...]


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