Maura Byrne, Nicole Kidman, and Twitter: A Story of Initiative, Social Media, and a Celeb Who Cares

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A few months ago, I interviewed Maura Byrne, a young woman who started a ministry called “Made In His Image” which offers support and counseling to women who have endured eating disorders and abuse. Maura herself is a survivor of both of these devastating harms, and found healing only after a Catholic therapist approached her [Read More...]

Prayer for Those Suffering in Natural Disasters

In light of the Colorado wildfires and all the other natural disasters that have taken place lately, here is an original prayer I composed this morning for those who are suffering: Lord, Our world has been upended. The forces of nature appear to be conspiring against us. The homes and possessions of families, friends and [Read More...]

When the Priests Returned to Russia

Today’s post comes from The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: “One day, the priests will return…” They were among the most haunting words I have ever read, the key phrase in a mission story quite unlike any other. I admit to a special fondness for mission stories, especially when they involve Maryknoll–the long-time home of the founder [Read More...]

This One’s for the Girls

(l to r.: Janet Sahm and Kara Eschbach)

Christopher Closeup Podcast – Guests: Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm, Part 2 A few years ago, country superstar Martina McBride had a hit with her power anthem “This One’s for the Girls.” The song addressed women of all ages, starting with the lyrics, “This one’s for all you girls about thirteen. / High school can [Read More...]


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