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September 18, 2014
Deal with Troubles, But Don’t Lose Track of the World’s Beauty: An Interview with Dean Koontz
"The dark makes the light stuff brighter." Not only is that a comment made by...
September 11, 2014
In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11
(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of...
July 23, 2014
A Little Girl’s Brain Injury Set Her Dad on a Quest for Treatment and Healing
When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a...
July 22, 2014
Blessed are the Merciful: Living Mercy Today
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Blessed are the Merciful." If...
June 11, 2014
Choosing Veterans Over Hollywood
The following post was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: I remember once, years ago,...
May 13, 2014
UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Once They Get Into the Shelter, There’s the Concept of Grace
Just ahead of this year's Christopher Awards ceremony, where the film "Gimme Shelter" (now on...
April 28, 2014
Traveling 4,200 Miles To Deliver Puppy Love
When Christine Davies was deployed in Kuwait as a member of the U.S. National Guard,...
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 20, 2014
Redemption Tale: A Murderer, a Dog and an Autistic Child
Since 1998, Chris Vogt has been serving a 48 year prison sentence in Colorado's Sterling...
March 05, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Hospital Gets $1.5 Million Because of Ellen’s Oscar Selfie
The tweet shared 'round the world - a.k.a. Ellen Degeneres's Oscar selfie with Bradley Cooper,...
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
Padre Whiskey’s Cause for Sainthood
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: Father Joseph Walijewski was a...
January 21, 2014
Can Politicians and the Media Make Room for the Simple Alchemy of Love?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offended many people during an interview last week in which...
January 14, 2014
Pregnant Teen Finds Hope and Healing: A Look at the Movie “Gimme Shelter”
"Last time I asked for God's help, He put me here," 16-year-old Apple Bailey angrily...
October 17, 2013
The Condition of Our Hearts Affects the Way We See: An Interview with Danny Gokey
“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in...
October 15, 2013
He Had Every Right Not to Be Happy, But He Was Happy All the Time
Though born with cerebral palsy along with minimal hearing and vision, Noah Voelker of Gainesville,...
October 11, 2013
She Was a Doozy
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: If she had done nothing...
October 03, 2013
Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children
When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar...
August 06, 2013
A Young Woman Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s
While reading the latest issue of my St. John's University Alumni magazine, one story jumped...
July 09, 2013
“I’m Strong Enough to Walk Through Hell with a Smile on My Face”
The three Cleveland women - Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight - who were...
May 09, 2013
The Legacy of Father Dollar Bill
The following column was written by Jerry Costello: “You don’t have to solve all the...
May 03, 2013
Actress Bonnie Hunt’s Brother and a Catholic Priest Are Saving Lives in Uganda
You likely know Bonnie Hunt from her years as a talk show host and from...
April 16, 2013
The Way the World is Meant to Work: Heroic Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig Discusses Her New Initiative
The darkest experience of former Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig's life has motivated...
February 19, 2013
The Drop Box for Unwanted Babies
Every day, unwanted babies were abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea. In order...
December 02, 2012
One Child and One Miracle at a Time
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: Sister Mary Rose McGeady passed...
September 25, 2012
A Song for the Saint of Impossible Causes: Keith Urban, Jordin Sparks & More Join Children of St. Jude’s Hospital
One of the earliest celebrity supporters of The Christophers was the actor Danny Thomas (Make...
July 26, 2012
How Far Will You Walk With God?
The 63rd annual Christopher Awards were presented in New York City this past May 24....
July 17, 2012
A Safe Haven for Pregnant College Students
In 2009, I interviewed a young single mother named Lacy Dodd who was serving on...
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