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March 28, 2017
The 2017 Christopher Award winners for TV, Film, and Books Are…
FAMILY TIES AND OVERCOMING ADVERSITY A COMMON THREAD IN 68TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS Creators...
February 27, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel Deserves an Emmy For His Job Hosting the Oscars
Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, last night's Oscars was the most entertaining, least boring ceremony I've...
February 14, 2017
Bringing the Future to Hope Valley: A Look at “When Calls the Heart’s” Season Four Premiere
Progress is generally thought of as a good and necessary thing for a society to...
February 13, 2017
Discerning God’s Will & Adopting Potatoes in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground”
It's been a five month wait since the last original "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movie ("Lost...
January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore Provided Catholic Laughs in Two Classic TV Episodes
Actress Mary Tyler Moore, who could "turn the world on with her smile" (as her...
January 06, 2017
The Catholic Church (and the Jesuits) Owe “MASH’s” William Christopher a Debt of Gratitude
As 2016 ended, the world was shocked and saddened by the passing of many famous...
December 12, 2016
Andre Rieu Highlights Waltzing in Wheelcairs
While eating lunch on Saturday, I stumbled upon Andre Rieu's latest PBS special, entitled "Waltzing...
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 07, 2016
Bill Murray, David Letterman, and the Irish Christening Gown
Bill Murray was in the news last week because his beloved Chicago Cubs finally won...
October 05, 2016
Educational TV, Beer Commercials, and ‘The Gospel According to Sesame Street’
Everybody's heard of the TV series "Sesame Street," but what you may not know is...
September 21, 2016
Politics, Punditry, and Personal Faith: An Interview with “Face the Nation’s” John Dickerson
Hitler analogies and political circuses may seem like a modern aspect of electioneering, but history...
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 15, 2016
Is NBC’s Afterlife Comedy “The Good Place” Heavenly Fun or a Devilish Dud?
(This review was based on a screener which was missing some special effects shots and...
August 31, 2016
14-Year-Old Dedicates “Pie Jesu” Performance to Her Best Friend: Her Late Grandfather
(Photo via Laura Bretan on Twitter) Fourteen-year-old Laura Bretan was blessed to grow up in...
August 11, 2016
Jeannie Gaffigan: Comedy Helps Lift People Out of Despair
Over at Verily magazine, Mary Rose Somarriba shares an insightful interview with Christopher Award winner...
July 21, 2016
Sounds of Harmony and Visions of Light Amidst Chicago’s Violence
The murder rate in Chicago has risen 72 percent in 2016. According to USA Today,...
June 22, 2016
Requiem and Redemption: A Review of the “Person of Interest” Series Finale
"We got into this to stop bad things from happening to good people." That's how...
June 16, 2016
God and “Person of Interest’s” Harold Finch Seem to Agree on Free Will
(Photos property of CBS) "Why do bad things happen to good people?" is a question...
May 31, 2016
Christian History (and Heresy) Make It Into the 2016 National Spelling Bee
(Logo property of Scripps National Spelling Bee) Last Thursday's Scripps National Spelling Bee finals were...
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 20, 2016
Broadcaster Ernie Anastos & Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” Win Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 — At the 67th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on...
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 08, 2016
Carrie Underwood Celebrates the Power of Baptism on “American Idol” Finale
(Artwork/Photo property of Fox) On last night's series finale of "American Idol" (yes, it pains...
April 06, 2016
As “American Idol” Says Farewell, A Look Back at the God Factor in Contestants’ Lives
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March 30, 2016
The 2016 Christopher Award Winners Are…
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March 23, 2016
Joe Garagiola Credited the Holy Family with Protecting His Family
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March 21, 2016
The Four Things I Liked Best About “The Passion: Live”
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March 18, 2016
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