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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 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 21, 2015
Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles
When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom "The...
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 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 29, 2015
When a 92-Year-Old Woman Met The New Great-Grandchild She Was Praying For
Ninety-two-year-old Millie Martin is confined to her bed due to congestive heart failure, but her...
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 15, 2015
Actor David Oyelowo Talks His New Film “Captive” & the Perpetually Redemptive Grace of God
Actor David Oyelowo made a big impression on American moviegoers as the star of the...
September 14, 2015
God Loved Me in My Brokenness, Says Fmr. Meth Addict, Hostage Hero & Subject of Film “Captive”
"I'm gonna die, and this is what I deserve." That was the first thought that...
September 10, 2015
Oprah, Colbert, Mets, Yankees, & More Welcome Pope to U.S.
Watch the :60 second video below as a number of high profile entertainers, athletes and...
September 08, 2015
God Creates Beauty From Ashes: An Interview w. Taya Kyle, Widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle
"I've learned that when God promises beauty through the ashes, He means it." So says...
September 01, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Dealing with Loneliness
When we think of pain, we often consider it in physical terms, like a headache,...
August 19, 2015
Sister Annie Credidio Brings Healing to Society’s Untouchables
When American-born nun Sister Annie Credidio moved to Ecuador in the mid-1980s to be a...
August 12, 2015
How Hope & Faith Got Two Young Women Through 10 Years of Captivity and Sexual Abuse
Considering that Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were kidnapped, held hostage, abused, and repeatedly sexually...
August 04, 2015
A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness
You might expect a school for children who've suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be...
July 15, 2015
A Morning Prayer from St. Thomas More
Blogging has been light lately because I'm working on The Christophers' annual "Three Minutes a...
July 08, 2015
Fairy Tales, Deeper Truths, & Illustrating God’s Love for Children (and the Young at Heart)
(All photos and artwork property of Katy Betz Studio.) Like a lot of kids, Katy...
July 07, 2015
Appreciating Our Elders in a Stay-Young-At-All-Costs World
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Appreciating Our Elders” (which was...
June 23, 2015
How an Elderly Nun Brought Hope, Purpose and Joy to a Young Man at a Crossroads in Life
At the age of 31, John Schlimm was at a crossroads. He had spent his...
June 11, 2015
How an Angry Letter to a Priest Led to a Life-Changing Friendship and Job
Can an angry letter to a priest result in a friendship that also has a...
June 04, 2015
Real Hope Isn’t Happy Talk; It’s a Force Born Out of Suffering
(Picture courtesy Paul Schneck. l to r: The Christophers COO/VP Mary Ellen Robinson, POV Communications...
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...
June 02, 2015
Staying Positive Around Negative People
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Staying Positive Around Negative People”...
May 21, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Overcoming Envy
Envy is a common human emotion we all feel from time to time. Something good...
May 19, 2015
What a Subway Ride Taught Me About Evangelization
A few months ago on this blog, I shared a story about a subway ride...
May 12, 2015
Israeli and Palestinian Youth Find Harmony in Music
Establishing peace and harmony between Israelis and Palestinians seems like an impossible task, but the...
May 07, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Benefits of a Prayer List
Do you have a list of people that you pray for? Father Jonathan Morris does,...
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