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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...
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...
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 08, 2016
Author Explores Adoption, Autism, & Win-At-All-Costs Culture in Novel for Young People
It was just a few weeks ago when the world marveled at the sportsmanship of...
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 12, 2016
Though She May Feel Defeated, Olympian Missy Franklin Can Find Strength in Words from Isaiah
UPDATED Aug. 22, 2016: Following one of the toughest weeks of her life, Missy Franklin...
August 10, 2016
Olympic Competitors Katie Ledecky & Sarah Sjostrom Are Models of Class and Grace
Trash talking sometimes happens in sports. One competitor says something derogatory about the other, who...
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...
May 12, 2016
How Sports Can Help You Win at Life
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “How Sports Can Help You...
April 26, 2016
Lacrosse Moved One Teen from a Life of Crime to a Hope-filled Future
Garan Santicola, a freelance writer for The Christophers, recently penned an article for the website...
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...
September 10, 2015
Oprah, Colbert, Mets, Yankees, & More Welcome Pope to U.S.
Watch the :60 second video below as a number of high profile entertainers, athletes and...
August 27, 2015
A Coach Fights to Save His Catholic School
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: If you’ve ever heard of...
April 15, 2015
Kids with Special Needs Want to Be of Service and Take Part in the Life of the Church
"Parents of children with special needs need to realize that even though they didn’t expect...
April 08, 2015
The 2015 Christopher Award Winners in Film, TV, and Books Are…
NEW YORK, April 8, 2015 — An Olympic gold medalist, the actor best known as...
April 06, 2015
As Baseball Season Begins, Remember God is a Mets (and Probably a Cubs) Fan
(Photo property of NY Mets) It's a joke I heard years ago (though from who...
March 04, 2015
UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus
A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning "American Idol"...
January 28, 2015
“In People with Intellectual Disabilities, I Found a School of the Heart”
Throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have often been shunned by society...
December 01, 2014
How the Unexpected Child of a Sexual Abuse Survivor Learned Love & Strength From His Mom
(Photo via New York Daily News) Last week, Wayne Coffey of New York's Daily News...
September 25, 2014
Looking for Role Models? Consider These Young Women Olympians (and Catholic School Alums)
Writing for the USA Swimming website, Mike Gustafson yesterday reflected on all the bad press...
August 22, 2014
Five Quick Reasons to See “When the Game Stands Tall”
Opening today is Jim Caviezel's new movie "When the Game Stands Tall," the true story...
August 13, 2014
Jim Caviezel’s Role as High School Football Coach Reflects Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, & John Paul II
Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of...
July 08, 2014
Wounded Vietnam Vet Finds God’s Love in Pro Golfer’s Kindness
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: This is a story about...
June 13, 2014
‘Every Day is a Good Day to Remember Sam and What He Stood For’
One of this year's Christopher Awards went to the documentary "Life According to Sam." It...
May 21, 2014
Heaven, Iowa, and the Love of Fathers in “Field of Dreams”
I didn't realize that the movie "Field of Dreams" was now 25 years old until...
April 24, 2014
New Trailer for Jim Caviezel’s “When the Game Stands Tall”
If you're a fan of sports movies and "Person of Interest" star Jim Caviezel, then...
April 03, 2014
NY Met Daniel Murphy Should Be Applauded, Not Criticized, for Paternity Leave
New York Met second baseman Daniel Murphy has found himself in the middle of an...
March 10, 2014
Harlem Globetrotters Add Teen with Down Syndrome to Roster
Eighteen-year-old Kevin Grow from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, became an Internet phenomenon when video of him scoring...
February 21, 2014
Bronze is as Good as Gold for Olympic Ice Skater Carolina Kostner
When an ice skater falls down three times during an Olympic performance with the world...
February 14, 2014
Her Family’s Love Makes Noelle Pikus-Pace’s Pursuit of Olympic Medal Sweeter Than Ever
The focus during the Olympics is always on the medal winners, and that's understandable. It...
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