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June 14, 2013
Lt. Col. Mark Weber’s Operation True Grit: A Husband and Father’s Final Legacy
(Editor’s Note: My interview with Lt. Col. Mark Weber was recorded a few weeks ago,...
June 10, 2013
Wisdom Doesn’t Always Wear a Suit: NBC News’s Bob Dotson on the Power of Ordinary People
“The one overriding theme I found is that wisdom doesn’t always wear a suit.” Considering...
June 05, 2013
Choosing Your Words Wisely: Insights on Improving Communication Skills
Considering how often poorly chosen words can lead to friction and arguments between family, friends...
May 17, 2013
“American Idol” winner Candice Glover and Other Women Who Derive Their Self-Worth from God
Candice Glover was crowned the winner of "American Idol" season 12 last night - and...
May 13, 2013
Mr. Rogers on Judgment, Need and Holy Ground
The Christopher Awards are just around the corner; next Thursday, to be exact. It's made...
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 26, 2013
The Immortal Sacrifice of Four Chaplains
The following column was written by Jerry Costello: It’s been 70 long years since the...
April 25, 2013
Hard Times Come Again No More
In light of last week's bombings in Boston, explosion in West, Texas, and all the...
April 19, 2013
Terror and Fear Do Not Have to Win Out
In response to the inevitable fear and stress that people may be experiencing in the...
April 17, 2013
Grace, Gold & Glory: An Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and her mom, Natalie Hawkins
One of the most impressive things about Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas' memoir "Grace, Gold &...
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...
April 11, 2013
What’s This 91-Year-Old’s Secret to Living a Long, Healthy Life?
Many people wonder about the secret to living a long, healthy life. According to this...
April 04, 2013
A Hero of Baseball and World War Two
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: You’ve heard about the heroes...
March 31, 2013
“Out of the Pain and Out of the Darkness, Newtown is Resurrected.”
On this Easter Sunday when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ - the ultimate...
March 21, 2013
The U.S.’ First Restaurant Owner with Down Syndrome
Today is World Down Syndrome Day, a day to acknowledge and promote the good, loving,...
March 07, 2013
UPDATE: Jennifer Lawrence’s Friend with Down Syndrome Gets His Own Moment in the Spotlight
The other day I posted some excerpts from a story in New York's Daily News...
March 05, 2013
The Car Accident That Saved a Life
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: The regular column by Father...
February 19, 2013
The Drop Box for Unwanted Babies
Every day, unwanted babies were abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea. In order...
February 15, 2013
Family of 14 Pursues Freedom and Pioneer Spirit on the Road
Bob Dotson, who does "American Story" segments for NBC's Today Show, recently spent some time...
February 13, 2013
What to Give Up for Lent
The following is an entry from The Christophers' "Three Minutes a Day" book: The inspirational...
February 05, 2013
“The Blind Side’s” Happy Super Bowl Ending
Many of you have seen the Christopher Award-winning movie "The Blind Side," which told the...
February 01, 2013
The Power of Humility
The following is an excerpt from the Christopher News Note "The Power of Humility." Humility...
January 20, 2013
“Batman” Actor Christian Bale Calls Eight-Year-Old Cancer Patient
I've documented previous acts of kindness by "Dark Knight" actor Christian Bale, so I wanted...
November 15, 2012
“People” Magazine Features Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry
Congratulations to former Christopher Closeup guest Andrea Roberts for getting her international Down syndrome orphan...
November 14, 2012
Media, Morality and Uncommon Virtue: Why The New “Three Minutes a Day” Book is Good For You & Our Culture
Though summer tends to be a time of vacation for most people, my July and...
October 19, 2012
How a Family of Dogs Helped Rescue a Lost Child with Down Syndrome
From NBC Nightly News: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the...
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...
September 18, 2012
God Exchanged My Pain for Purpose: A 21-Year-Old Cancer Survivor’s Wake Up Call to Young People
Twenty-one-year-old singer/songwriter and author Paige Armstrong Omartian knows that life is precious because she almost...
September 09, 2012
“Dark Knight” Actor Christian Bale Performs Another Super Act of Kindness
In July, I posted the story of actor Christian Bale, star of the "Dark Knight"...
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