Phil Rosenthal’s PBS Food Show to Feature Ministry Started by Priest to Help At-Risk Youth

While checking my Twitter feed this morning, I saw that “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal mentioned that Jesuit priest Father Greg Boyle would be appearing on his PBS food show “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having” this coming Monday, November 2nd. In case Father Boyle’s name doesn’t ring a bell, he created the Los Angeles-based [Read More…]

‘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 negativity she’s been reading online lately – and she teed off on the negativity on her Facebook page in a post titled: All That’s Wrong With “All That’s Wrong With” Blogs. Her comments get to the heart of our complaining [Read More…]

Instead of Breeding an Anti-TV Culture, Christians Should See It as a Mission Field

The website Aleteia ran an anti-television article by David Mills today titled “Turn it Off, Tune Out, Save Your Soul: Guard against exposure to bad ideas –they’re everywhere.” The article begins: Except for the occasional football or baseball game, I don’t miss having a television and think other people should get rid of theirs the [Read More…]

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 Father James Keller, encouraged people to spend on their spiritual lives. No matter how busy you are, he thought, you’ve got to be able to squeeze in three minutes, right? And to help people along, Father Keller created a book [Read More…]