A Modern Heir to St. Nicholas

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Father Joseph Marquis, not surprisingly, knows all about Christmas. But–and this is the part that might surprise you a little bit–he knows all about Santa Claus, too. At a time when many in the church downplay the role of Santa and the gifting tradition as [Read More…]

Reflections on the Advent of Christ

Author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri knows we’re all familiar with the Christmas story, but he also thinks we can be so familiar with it that we miss a lot of its important points. That’s why he wrote a book of daily reflections called “The Advent of Christ: Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas.” Dr. [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Leading with Mercy

In this week’s video reflection, Father Jonathan Morris reveals the influence of Pope Francis on his thinking recently in the area of leading with mercy. Specifically, he looks at the Biblical stories of Zacchaeus and the woman caught in adultery. Zacchaeus was a tax collector hated by his fellow Jews for working with the Romans [Read More…]

Speaking Hard Truths: A Review of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Early in his life, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela spoke hard truths to the white European government that was oppressing his people. Many years later, he had to do the same thing to his fellow Africans in order to guide them toward establishing a nation grounded in healing and forgiveness. The new feature film “Mandela: Long [Read More…]


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