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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 21, 2016
The Four Things I Liked Best About “The Passion: Live”
Last night, Fox aired "The Passion: Live," a re-enactment of the story of Jesus's final...
March 18, 2016
“The Passion” Musical to Share Jesus’s Story in a Modern Way
Network television has found success in recent years by airing live musicals such as "The...
March 17, 2016
Real-life Figure Misrepresented in “Spotlight” Movie Reaches Settlement with Studio
The movie "Spotlight," about the Boston Globe's investigation into the sex abuse scandal in the...
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...
March 04, 2016
Go Rest High on That Mountain
One of the things the TV landscape will be losing when "American Idol" ends its...
February 26, 2016
Kelly Clarkson Makes “American Idol” a Family Affair, Calls on Men to Be Devoted Dads
A seven-months-pregnant Kelly Clarkson served as a guest judge on "American Idol" last night and...
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,...
February 16, 2016
Actress Erin Krakow Talks Role Models, Family Friendly TV, and Counting Her Blessings
UPDATE APRIL 20, 2016: "When Calls the Heart" wins the 2016 Christopher Spirit Award. Read...
February 11, 2016
“When Calls the Heart” Season Three Suggests The Best Is Yet to Come
One of the reasons that the Hallmark Channel series "When Calls the Heart" has resonated...
February 01, 2016
UPDATE: Pope Francis to Appear in Family-Themed Feature Film “Beyond the Sun”
UPDATE 2: Now the Vatican is saying Pope Francis won't be acting in the movie...
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 08, 2016
“May the Force Be With You” Had a Christian Influence
With the success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," a 2014 interview with producer Gary...
January 07, 2016
When “Blessed Assurance” Came to Washington
Ninety-one-year-old actress Cicely Tyson was one of the honorees at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors...
December 22, 2015
Family, Not Just Nostalgia, is Behind Popularity of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
As expected, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has done blockbuster business opening weekend, earning over...
December 18, 2015
“Star Wars” Fans Rejoice! “The Force Awakens” Offers Adventure, Humor, and Emotional Depth
At the end of season one of JJ Abrams’ hit TV series “Alias,” a mysterious...
December 15, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Imitating the Heroism of Jesus
While Father Jonathan Morris is frequently on television, he made the news not long ago...
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...
December 01, 2015
Father Jonathan Morris on How You Can Support the Work of The Christophers
Since it's Giving Tuesday, the day in which people are encouraged to make donations to...
November 24, 2015
What “Scandal’s” Olivia Pope Could Learn from Joan of Arcadia
Despite its popularity, I've never been tempted to watch an episode of "Scandal" because the...
November 20, 2015
Peggy Noonan on Pop Culture, Polarization, & Why Young Journalists Should Emulate Tim Russert
This is part 2 of my interview with Peggy Noonan. To read part 1, click...
November 17, 2015
Stephen Colbert Invites Bill Maher Back to the Catholic Church
(Photo via CBS) From last night:
November 05, 2015
Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life for the 16-Year-Old Girl Addicted to Heroin, Too
While campaigning at a tavern in New Hampshire recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took...
October 30, 2015
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...
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 14, 2015
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,...
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 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...
October 08, 2015
Inviting High School & College Students to Get Creative & Win Prizes
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2015 – The Christophers are once again offering high school and...
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