The Question That Led to a Lifeline for Women Who Are Pregnant and Homeless

“Can you help us?” Those four words, spoken to Chris Bell in 1979, have led to hundreds of babies and young mothers in the ensuing years finding shelter, life skills, compassion and a future. Bell was living and working in New York’s Times Square at the time, helping homeless and runaway kids there. Though he’d [Read More...]

The Virgin Mary’s Sitcom Appearance

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If I told you a statue of the Virgin Mary – specifically Our Lady of Guadalupe – played a role in the plot of a modern sitcom, you’d probably assume it would be the butt of some religious joke. In the case of episode 3 of Matthew Perry’s new show, “Go On,” you’d be wrong. [Read More...]

Love of God Remakes the Soul

The following was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: It’s that time of year again. Come Oct. 4, or thereabouts, people all over will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by bringing their pets to church for a blessing. This will include not only the “usual” pets–dogs, cats, fish, birds–but some of the [Read More...]

Hollywood, Jesus and the Monks of Mount Athos: A Conversation with Actor Jonathan Jackson

It’s not that unusual for an actor to thank God when winning an award. It was a first, however, when Jonathan Jackson thanked “the monks of Mount Athos for ceaselessly praying for the life of the world” while accepting his fifth Daytime Emmy for his role as Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital.” What was even [Read More...]


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