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December 09, 2015
“An Invisible Thread Christmas Story” Highlights Act of Kindness That Changed Two Lives
"Excuse me, lady. Do you have any spare change? I'm hungry." Those were the first...
December 08, 2015
The Best Christmas Gift You’ll Ever Receive
“If I knew things would no longer be, I would have tried to remember better.”...
December 02, 2015
Finding Serenity in Silence
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Finding Serenity in Silence” (which...
December 01, 2015
Father Jonathan Morris on How You Can Support the Work of The Christophers
Since it's Giving Tuesday, the day in which people are encouraged to make donations to...
November 23, 2015
On Thanksgiving, the Gospel of Happiness, and Finding the Good in Darth Vader
It started as the happiest day of Christopher Kaczor's life. His wife was in the...
November 20, 2015
Peggy Noonan on Pop Culture, Polarization, & Why Young Journalists Should Emulate Tim Russert
This is part 2 of my interview with Peggy Noonan. To read part 1, click...
November 19, 2015
Peggy Noonan: The Catholic Church Should Treat America as Vast Mission Territory
Peggy Noonan can be described in many ways: former speechwriter for President Reagan, best-selling author,...
November 17, 2015
Stephen Colbert Invites Bill Maher Back to the Catholic Church
(Photo via CBS) From last night:
November 17, 2015
Beautiful Threads of Grace Are Woven Through Life, Even in Times of Suffering
"Jesus, help me, please," prayed a then-teenage Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle in a state of terror...
November 13, 2015
When Faith, Determination, & Ingenuity Saved Lives: A Review of “The 33”
I choose to believe we'll all get out. So says Mario Sepulveda (Antonio Banderas) to...
November 12, 2015
Overcoming Envy and Jealousy
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Overcoming Envy and Jealousy” (which...
November 05, 2015
Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life for the 16-Year-Old Girl Addicted to Heroin, Too
While campaigning at a tavern in New Hampshire recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took...
November 03, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Importance of the Saints
In light of the fact that we celebrated All Saints Day on November 1st, Father...
October 30, 2015
Phil Rosenthal’s PBS Food Show to Feature Ministry Started by Priest to Help At-Risk Youth
While checking my Twitter feed this morning, I saw that "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil...
October 28, 2015
On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life
As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and "Good Morning America," Mary Pflum Peterson has...
October 25, 2015
Maureen O’Hara Said Secret to Her Longevity was Saying a ‘Hail Mary’ Every Night
After seeing "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Quiet Man" umpteen times in my life,...
October 23, 2015
‘A House Divided Against Itself Makes the Devil Smile His Great Grinchy Grin’
Singer-songwriter and frequent "Christopher Closeup" guest Sarah Hart got a bit perturbed at the incessant...
October 15, 2015
Writer/Director Randall Wallace on Living a Braveheart Life, Faithful Suffering, & Loving God
"I felt that God was right in my face." That was one girl's reaction after...
October 14, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Being a Light in the Darkness
When Father Jonathan Morris started doing some work on behalf of The Christophers, he noted...
October 13, 2015
An Ideal Book for the Overly Busy, Those with Spiritual ADD, and Everyone Else, Too
Three minutes a day. That’s the minimum amount of time that The Christophers’ founder, Maryknoll...
October 07, 2015
Building a Relationship with Jesus
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Building a Relationship with Jesus”...
October 06, 2015
A Catholic In Recovery from Addiction and Hopelessness Begins New Ministry
Scott Weeman started drinking as part of a social routine. Ironically, that routine drove him...
October 01, 2015
St. Thérèse and the Rose-Tinted Glasses of Grace
(All images property of the Society of the Little Flower) 2014 was a dark and...
September 29, 2015
Girl in Wheelchair Blessed by Pope Francis Believes She’s On the Road to Healing
(Photo property of WCBS TV) When Pope Francis arrived at Kennedy Airport last week, 12-year-old...
September 28, 2015
Four New Nicknames for Pope Francis in the Aftermath of His U.S. Visit
(Photo courtesy of The Tablet) Before the euphoria fades from the visit of the People's...
September 25, 2015
Why Pope Francis’s Speech to Congress Wasn’t As Liberal As You’ve Been Told
(Photo property of ABC News) There was a lot of hand-wringing by conservatives on social...
September 24, 2015
Since Dorothy Day & Thomas Merton are Hot Topics Due to Pope Francis…
Since Pope Francis referenced Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton in his address before Congress, there...
September 23, 2015
Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Criticizes Those Who Politicize Everything Pope Francis Says
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith today criticized those who are denouncing Pope Francis for being...
September 23, 2015
Bill Murray and Others Offer Jokes for the Pope – and a Good Cause
Today, I discovered a website called JokeWithThePope.org, which is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies,...
September 17, 2015
Jim Gaffigan: I Love Talking About Religion & Making It Appeal to Others
The recently opened Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in downtown Manhattan hosted a panel...
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