How to Discover and Cultivate Your Talents

(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “How to Discover and Cultivate Your Talents” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post.) “Do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you. Do not be afraid to dream [Read More…]

Powerball and the Road to Sainthood

With Powerball fever sweeping the nation and people standing in line for hours to buy a ticket, the jackpot just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The likelihood of winning, though, is another story. Over the weekend, CBS News reported that you have a higher chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the Powerball. Then, [Read More…]

Peggy Noonan: The Catholic Church Should Treat America as Vast Mission Territory

Peggy Noonan can be described in many ways: former speechwriter for President Reagan, best-selling author, Wall Street Journal columnist, and political commentator. But the “core of [her] identity,” she says, is being Catholic. To Noonan, that means she embraces the tenets of Catholicism and sometimes offers “tough love” to the Church’s leadership, as she did [Read More…]

Beautiful Threads of Grace Are Woven Through Life, Even in Times of Suffering

“Jesus, help me, please,” prayed a then-teenage Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle in a state of terror as her fiancé Matthew (not his real name) forced a gun into her hand and tried to get her to kill him. Matthew was an ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran who had been a leader in O’Boyle’s Catholic parish and she [Read More…]