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 mind is still sharp so she spends the time praying for her family, especially the new great-granddaughter her son Scott was expecting with his wife Jennifer. That granddaughter, named Penelope, was born recently and, at two days old, was introduced [Read More…]

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 Pope to the United States, I’d like to suggest some new nicknames for Francis based on what I observed while he was here. 1. The Confounding Pope. Following his speech to Congress, some conservatives took to social media to criticize [Read More…]

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 media yesterday because they feel Pope Francis delivered a speech to Congress that sided more with Democratic issues than Republican ones. Democrats, on the other hand, were crowing that the Pope is on their side. In reality, the despair of [Read More…]

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 written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “A people that does not have care for [the elderly], that does not treat them well, has no future: such a people [Read More…]


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