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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...
June 21, 2016
Reinvent Yourself to Find Success
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Reinvent Yourself to Find Success,”...
May 25, 2016
‘There Has Been No Finer Act of Unselfish Heroism in Military History’
What kind of man intentionally crashes his airplane behind enemy lines during wartime to save...
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 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...
May 03, 2016
John Schlimm on “Five Years in Heaven,” Doing God’s Work, & the Smile That Changed the World
I interviewed John Schlimm one year ago about his memoir “Five Years in Heaven.” It...
March 23, 2016
Joe Garagiola Credited the Holy Family with Protecting His Family
One of the people I had the opportunity to meet during my days producing the...
March 01, 2016
Save Your Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare – and Develop Empathy Along the Way
"All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and...
January 21, 2016
Helping the Lost & Lonely Find Their Way: A Review of “Creed”
The 1976 film “Rocky” won both a Christopher Award and a Best Picture Academy Award...
January 13, 2016
Catholic Comedian Mark Russell Comes Out of Retirement at Age 83
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: Encouraging news of any sort...
September 29, 2015
When a 92-Year-Old Woman Met The New Great-Grandchild She Was Praying For
Ninety-two-year-old Millie Martin is confined to her bed due to congestive heart failure, but her...
September 28, 2015
Four New Nicknames for Pope Francis in the Aftermath of His U.S. Visit
(Photo courtesy of The Tablet) Before the euphoria fades from the visit of the People's...
September 25, 2015
Why Pope Francis’s Speech to Congress Wasn’t As Liberal As You’ve Been Told
(Photo property of ABC News) There was a lot of hand-wringing by conservatives on social...
July 07, 2015
Appreciating Our Elders in a Stay-Young-At-All-Costs World
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Appreciating Our Elders” (which was...
June 16, 2015
Helping People Live and Die with Dignity: A Look at the Film “The American Nurse”
Inside the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin, Sister Stephen Bloesl gathers the...
April 16, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris Says Taking Care of Elderly is Like Taking Care of Jesus
We live in a very youth-oriented culture and, as a result, senior citizens in our...
April 07, 2015
Why One Man Traveled Around the World with No Money and Relied on the Kindness of Strangers
TV host and author Leon Logothetis was walking down Hollywood Boulevard one day when he...
December 09, 2014
Michael W. Smith on Christmas, His Dad’s Dementia, and His Concert of Peace in Bahrain
“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness...
December 08, 2014
Persevering Through Pain and Struggle
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Persevering Through Pain and Struggle”...
October 22, 2014
How “New York Catholics” Built a Better Church and Society
What do Regis Philbin, Dorothy Day, Deacon Greg Kandra, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and I have...
May 08, 2014
Faith, Chivalry & Timely Messages: A Look at Hallmark Channel’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”
"Being a gentleman doesn't make you a wuss." That's one of the truths that former...
October 11, 2013
She Was a Doozy
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: If she had done nothing...
April 11, 2013
What’s This 91-Year-Old’s Secret to Living a Long, Healthy Life?
Many people wonder about the secret to living a long, healthy life. According to this...
February 21, 2013
God Told Me What to Say, and It Went Around the World: A Nun Recalls Marching with Martin Luther King Jr.
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: She’s been referred to as...
September 05, 2012
Happy 83rd Birthday to Bob Newhart! (and watch his classic “Driving Instructor” routine)
Today, Sept. 5, is the 83rd birthday of the king of deadpan comedy, Bob Newhart....
April 30, 2012
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