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February 27, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel Deserves an Emmy For His Job Hosting the Oscars
Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, last night's Oscars was the most entertaining, least boring ceremony I've...
January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore Provided Catholic Laughs in Two Classic TV Episodes
Actress Mary Tyler Moore, who could "turn the world on with her smile" (as her...
January 06, 2017
The Catholic Church (and the Jesuits) Owe “MASH’s” William Christopher a Debt of Gratitude
As 2016 ended, the world was shocked and saddened by the passing of many famous...
November 16, 2016
Humor for the Soul
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Humor for the Soul.” If...
September 15, 2016
Is NBC’s Afterlife Comedy “The Good Place” Heavenly Fun or a Devilish Dud?
(This review was based on a screener which was missing some special effects shots and...
August 11, 2016
Jeannie Gaffigan: Comedy Helps Lift People Out of Despair
Over at Verily magazine, Mary Rose Somarriba shares an insightful interview with Christopher Award winner...
July 19, 2016
When Ron Burgundy interviewed Jim Caviezel and Treated Him Like Jesus
In light of all the bad news lately, I'm posting something lighter. It's a 12-year-old...
July 14, 2016
The Day the Nuns Met Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds
(Photo property IMP Features/Ferry de Kok) While shooting a movie called "The Hitman's Bodyguard" in...
May 20, 2016
Pictures Galore from the 2016 Christopher Awards, Where Stories of Heart and Courage Dominated
After months of preparation, the 67th annual Christopher Awards took place in New York City...
March 30, 2016
The 2016 Christopher Award Winners Are…
67TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY, FAITH, COMMUNITY, AND SOCIAL ISSUES NEW YORK, March...
March 11, 2016
“Last Man Standing” Offers Perspective on ‘Vengeful God’ versus ‘Loving Jesus’
(Photo courtesy ABC/Disney) A lot of ink (and pixels) get spilled when TV shows mock...
February 22, 2016
Matt Weber Talks Perforated Stomachs, Finding Humor During Pain, & Seeing God in His Wife
Matt Weber admits that he had lived a relatively trouble-free, "Andy Griffith Show/Leave It to...
February 17, 2016
Heads, Hearts & Emergency Yoo-Hoos: A Look at “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart”
Valentine's Day may be over in the real world, but it won't reach the Denver,...
January 25, 2016
Nuns Go Sledding After the Blizzard
New York City photographer Michael Friedman posted some pictures of nuns going sledding in Central...
January 19, 2016
Patricia Heaton and Stephen Colbert Compete to See Who’s the Better Catholic
Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton and comedian/talk show host Stephen Colbert are two of the...
January 13, 2016
Catholic Comedian Mark Russell Comes Out of Retirement at Age 83
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: Encouraging news of any sort...
December 14, 2015
For Monday Mirthiness, Watch Phil Rosenthal in “Jewish Die Hard”
If the Bruce Willis movie "Die Hard" is too violent for your tastes, you might...
December 10, 2015
Seven Classic TV Christmas Episodes to Boost Your Holiday Spirit
Every December, I rewatch classic TV Christmas episodes either on DVD or via reruns on...
October 12, 2015
Phil Rosenthal Finds Beauty & Friendship on Food/Travel Show “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”
Can a taste of homemade gelato in Tuscany produce a transcendent moment of beauty? It...
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...
July 09, 2015
New York City Church Replaces Retired Groundskeeper with Sheep
The groundskeeper at Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in downtown Manhattan told the pastor there, Monsignor...
June 03, 2015
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love” Brings Romance, Comedy & Wisdom
(Moderate spoilers ahead) On an old episode of "Cheers" in which Sam and Diane consult...
April 06, 2015
As Baseball Season Begins, Remember God is a Mets (and Probably a Cubs) Fan
(Photo property of NY Mets) It's a joke I heard years ago (though from who...
March 25, 2015
I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer
A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer's career before it even began. After spending...
March 20, 2015
“Last Man Standing” and “Cristela” Bring a Little Religion to Prime Time
(All photos property of ABC/Disney) ABC is home to several family-oriented sitcoms, and sometimes they...
January 20, 2015
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant as Told by Kids and Acted Out by Adults
First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, Texas, started a video series in which they record...
January 15, 2015
Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban Duet on “Beverly Hillbillies” Theme
Last night's "American Idol" included an accordion player, a banjo player, yodeling, and Harry Connick...
January 13, 2015
Being a Saint Doesn’t Mean You Were Never a Sinner: A Review of “St. Vincent”
Vincent McKenna (Bill Murray) lives like a slob. He smokes, drinks, gambles, and curses too...
December 10, 2014
Last Christmas I Gave You Some Socks, But the Very Next Day You Gave Them Away
Everybody's heard the George Michael hit "Last Christmas," especially during this time of year. Well,...
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