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June 16, 2014
Superstars Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Duet on “Amazing Grace” at Children’s Hospital
Keith Urban has always come across as a genuinely nice guy during his two judging...
June 12, 2014
The Power of God, Truth, and Unreasonable Leadership
Entrepreneur and education advocate Gary Chartrand wrote a book called "Unreasonable Leadership" a few years...
June 03, 2014
No Act of Service Was Beneath Him: Father Emil Kapaun’s Biographer on the Chaplain’s Legacy
“Every day was the day you were going to die. It was pretty much a...
June 01, 2014
Nun and Priests Kidnapped by Terror Group Set Free
Via NBC News and Reuters: YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun...
May 16, 2014
The 2014 Christopher Awards: A Night of Celebrating Quality in Media and the Arts
Joined by a capacity crowd, the 2014 Christopher Awards were another rousing success, thanks to...
May 05, 2014
Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary
Now that "Star Wars Day" is over (May the 4th be with you), it's time...
May 01, 2014
Prison Chaplain Father David T. Link & Comedy Writer Tom Leopold Win Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 — At the 65th annual Christopher Awards ceremony on Thursday,...
April 25, 2014
College Students Pursuing Careers in the Arts Highlight John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”
Writer/producer Brian Bird (Touched By an Angel, Step by Step, When Calls the Heart) shared...
April 17, 2014
A Christopher Prayer for Easter
Lord, Instill us with the hope we celebrate this Easter, the hope we're supposed to...
April 10, 2014
The Internet is a Medium Through Which God Can Reach the World
In January 2013, I wrote a blogabout Sister Helena Burns titled "A Tweeting, Facebooking Nun...
April 09, 2014
Faith, Freedom, Nonviolence, and Truth: The Legacy of Polish Martyr Father Jerzy Popieluszko
No praying out loud, no Mass, no rosaries, no group prayers. Those were the Polish...
April 08, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Meditation as a Form of Prayer
What kind of prayer life do you have? Does it consist primarily of asking God...
April 03, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Virtue of Courage (Cardinal Virtues Part 4)
Today, Father Jonathan Morris concludes his four-part series on the cardinal virtues by focusing on...
April 02, 2014
Stories of Heroism, Faith, and Selflessness Highlighted in 65th Annual Christopher Award Winners
NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 — A Catholic chaplain and Korean war hero who posthumously...
April 01, 2014
Opening Your Heart to Adoption: One Woman’s Story
Though Christina Beahan grew up in a big Polish/Dutch family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the...
March 26, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Moderation & Self-Control (Cardinal Virtues Part 3)
When people hear the word "temperance," they might think back to the time of prohibition...
March 25, 2014
The Holy Journey of Two Popes: John XXIII and John Paul II
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "The Holy Journey of Two...
March 19, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Living Out the Virtue of Justice (Cardinal Virtues Part 2)
Last week, Father Jonathan Morris kicked off his four-part series about the cardinal virtues: prudence,...
March 17, 2014
“Lost’s” 10th Anniversary Reunion Reflects on Show’s Soul and Spirituality
Though the TV series "Lost" went off the air in May 2010, it continues to...
March 17, 2014
An Irish Blessing to Strengthen Faith, Hope and Love
The late Father Andrew Greeley once penned this Irish Blessing: “May your hope be… As...
March 13, 2014
Revisiting the “Cosmos” Giordano Bruno Controversy a Few Days Later
In writing about episode one of "Cosmos" this past Sunday afternoon - specifically, the animated...
March 12, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Cardinal Virtues, Part One: Prudence
This week, Father Jonathan Morris begins a four week series about the cardinal virtues: prudence,...
March 09, 2014
UPDATE: “Cosmos” May Get Science Right, But It Gets Church History Wrong
UPDATE: I make it clear that I'm writing this blog post based on the Slate.com...
March 05, 2014
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris Issues a Lenten Challenge
People don't always look forward to Lent because it involves a sacrifice, like giving up...
February 26, 2014
The Road to Mercy Leads to a Life of Adventure for Author Kerry Weber
Kerry Weber insists that the Jesuit-run "America" magazine office, where she serves as managing editor,...
February 20, 2014
A New Musical About Bernadette of Lourdes
Frequent "Christopher Closeup" guest, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sarah Hart, has co-written a new musical theater production...
February 19, 2014
Dr. Kevin Hunt and Nicole Schreiner Bring Medicine & Compassion to Uganda’s Poor
Several pregnant women about to give birth lay on a cold cement floor, shivering due...
February 12, 2014
Moving Outside of Ourselves by Serving the Poor
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Serving the Poor." If you'd...
January 24, 2014
Why You Should See “Gimme Shelter” and Ignore the Critics Shouting “Agenda!”
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at the animosity - not just criticism, but animosity...
January 23, 2014
Harry Connick Jr. Goes to Confession
In a previous blog post, I looked at the Catholic backgrounds of 2014 "American Idol"...
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