Faith, Freedom, Nonviolence, and Truth: The Legacy of Polish Martyr Father Jerzy Popieluszko

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No praying out loud, no Mass, no rosaries, no group prayers. Those were the Polish Army’s rules under the communist regime in the 1970s when a young Catholic seminarian named Jerzy Popieluszko was forced to complete his military service. Though the government tried to break the spirits of these future priests so they would give [Read More...]

James Cagney in “A Link in the Chain”

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If you’re a fan of classic movies, you likely know Academy Award-winning actor James Cagney from his roles in films like “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Angels with Dirty Faces,” “Mister Roberts,” and many, many more. What you may not know is that Cagney starred in a half-hour Christopher film during the 1950′s called “A Link in [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Being a Christ-bearer

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In this week’s reflection, Father Jonathan Morris shares part of the story behind Father James Keller’s founding of The Christophers in 1945. Specifically, he references Father Keller’s travels to the Far East in the 1920s, where he saw the influence of the communist party there. Another pivotal moment for Father Keller came when he stood [Read More...]

Speaking Hard Truths: A Review of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

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Early in his life, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela spoke hard truths to the white European government that was oppressing his people. Many years later, he had to do the same thing to his fellow Africans in order to guide them toward establishing a nation grounded in healing and forgiveness. The new feature film “Mandela: Long [Read More...]