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January 17, 2017
‘We’re All Sick Pilgrims Drifting Toward God, Whether We Realize It or Not’
What do a monk, a high school student, and a tattooed Krav Maga instructor have...
January 14, 2017
Phillip Phillips Sings His Hit “Home” at Steven McDonald’s Wake in Tribute to NYPD Hero
Via Patheos blogger Father Michael Duffy's Facebook page, I learned today that "American Idol" winner...
January 03, 2017
If You’re Still Searching for a New Year’s Resolution, This is Perfect for You
The words of the prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi are perfect for those...
December 20, 2016
Singer JJ Heller on Christmas, Panic Attacks, and God’s Power to Turn Brokenness Into Beauty
Every year when the Christmas season comes around, singer-songwriter JJ Heller is transported back to...
December 06, 2016
Jesus: The Light of the World
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Jesus: The Light of the...
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 28, 2016
The Beauty of Blessings & the Pain of the World: Mark Shriver Explores the Life of Pope Francis
Most people in the United States didn't know anything about Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio until...
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
Veteran & Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills: ‘God Had a Plan For Me to Keep Going Forward’
It was April 10, 2012, and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on his...
November 01, 2016
Pint-Sized Prophets Who Teach Us We Are All Born to Be Healers
Dr. Chuck Dietzen grew up wanting to be St. Francis of Assisi. In a way,...
October 26, 2016
Leadership in Mercy: The Power of Mercy on Our Lives
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Leadership in Mercy.” If you’d...
October 11, 2016
After Escaping North Korea, One Woman’s Act of Christian Kindness Changed Joseph Kim’s Life
An act of Christian kindness doesn't always change someone's life as dramatically as it did...
October 07, 2016
‘Wherever We Are, God Is!’
(The following is an entry from our latest "Three Minutes a Day" book of daily...
September 28, 2016
A Deacon’s Tools to Build Spiritual Resilience After Dire Medical News
Deacon Don Grossnickle served the Archdiocese of Chicago for many years as a Disability Outreach...
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 13, 2016
Teach Yourself to Think More Clearly
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Teach Yourself to Think More...
August 16, 2016
Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Wants God’s Light to Shine Through Her
One of the joys of the Rio Olympics has been seeing the joy on the...
August 15, 2016
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was the Original Christopher (Christ-bearer)
It appears that my friend Abby Fuhrmann has something in common with the late screen...
August 08, 2016
These Olympians Remain Grounded in Their Catholic Faith
As a sucker for a good story, I always look forward to the Olympics because...
August 02, 2016
Enjoy the Wonders of God’s Good Earth
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Enjoy the Wonders of God's...
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 27, 2016
Behind All Joy Lies the Cross: A Review of the Film “The Innocents”
While the Soviets helped defeat the Nazis to secure a World War II victory for...
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 21, 2016
Reinvent Yourself to Find Success
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Reinvent Yourself to Find Success,”...
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...
April 12, 2016
Choose Hope, Share Hope: Finding the Light in Dark Times
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Choose Hope...Share Hope” (which was...
April 06, 2016
As “American Idol” Says Farewell, A Look Back at the God Factor in Contestants’ Lives
(Photo property of Fox) If God were a regular TV watcher, I suspect "American Idol"...
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