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March 28, 2017
The 2017 Christopher Award winners for TV, Film, and Books Are…
FAMILY TIES AND OVERCOMING ADVERSITY A COMMON THREAD IN 68TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS Creators...
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...
February 14, 2017
Bringing the Future to Hope Valley: A Look at “When Calls the Heart’s” Season Four Premiere
Progress is generally thought of as a good and necessary thing for a society to...
February 13, 2017
Discerning God’s Will & Adopting Potatoes in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground”
It's been a five month wait since the last original "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movie ("Lost...
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...
January 05, 2017
Catholic Press Veteran Jerry Costello Pens His Final Column for The Christophers
One of The Christophers' media ministries is the syndicated "Light One Candle" column, which runs...
November 30, 2016
Jennifer Nettles on Being “a Child of God” and Listening to His “Still Small Voice”
"It's important to be able to enjoy and be entertained by stories of faith, stories...
November 22, 2016
How An ESPN Producer Asked God to Use Her and Ended Up with an Unlikely Family
"Take care of my son." When six-time Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer Lisa Fenn sensed the...
November 16, 2016
Humor for the Soul
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Humor for the Soul.” If...
November 10, 2016
Starbucks Red Cups Include Nativity Scene This Year
There was a lot of hubbub over the fact that Starbucks released plain red cups...
November 07, 2016
Bill Murray, David Letterman, and the Irish Christening Gown
Bill Murray was in the news last week because his beloved Chicago Cubs finally won...
November 03, 2016
US Post Office Releases Its 2016 Nativity Stamp for Christmas
As the time for writing and mailing Christmas cards quickly approaches, the U.S. Post Office...
October 05, 2016
Educational TV, Beer Commercials, and ‘The Gospel According to Sesame Street’
Everybody's heard of the TV series "Sesame Street," but what you may not know is...
October 04, 2016
One Mother is Changing the Media’s – and the World’s – Perception of Those with Disabilities
(Photo property of Katie Driscoll) As the mom of six children, including a daughter with...
September 20, 2016
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You” Explores Life, Death & the Divine Delivery Theory
(Moderate spoilers ahead) Do you believe in the Divine Delivery Theory? That's what postal detective...
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 31, 2016
14-Year-Old Dedicates “Pie Jesu” Performance to Her Best Friend: Her Late Grandfather
(Photo via Laura Bretan on Twitter) Fourteen-year-old Laura Bretan was blessed to grow up in...
July 21, 2016
Sounds of Harmony and Visions of Light Amidst Chicago’s Violence
The murder rate in Chicago has risen 72 percent in 2016. According to USA Today,...
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...
July 08, 2016
Live Together or Die Alone: Reflecting on an Angry America
(Photo property of Ting Shen/The Dallas Morning News) "Last week most of us were strangers....
June 23, 2016
Doubting and Stumbling Are Part of the Road to Salvation: An Interview with Sarah Hart
It’s not always easy to wrap our heads or hearts around the concept of God’s...
June 22, 2016
Requiem and Redemption: A Review of the “Person of Interest” Series Finale
"We got into this to stop bad things from happening to good people." That's how...
May 24, 2016
And the Greatest of These is Love: Videos and Reactions to the 2016 Christopher Awards
This was the first year that we promoted the hashtag #ChristopherAwards at the ceremony and...
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...
May 17, 2016
‘Stand in the Light of God’s Grace and Show People Who You Really Are’
When it aired on NBC in December 2015, "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" turned...
May 10, 2016
Never Call Yourself a ‘Bad Person,’ but Rather ‘a Saint-in-Training’
Never call yourself a bad person, but rather “a saint-in-training.” That’s the advice of former...
April 28, 2016
Mental Health, Hunger, & Homelessness Winning Themes in Christophers’ College Video Contest
(Photo via VisualHunt.com) NEW YORK, April 28th, 2016 – Today, The Christophers announced the winners...
April 20, 2016
Broadcaster Ernie Anastos & Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” Win Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 — At the 67th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on...
April 08, 2016
Carrie Underwood Celebrates the Power of Baptism on “American Idol” Finale
(Artwork/Photo property of Fox) On last night's series finale of "American Idol" (yes, it pains...
April 06, 2016
As “American Idol” Says Farewell, A Look Back at the God Factor in Contestants’ Lives
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