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Sargent Shriver’s Faith Was the Driver of His Will

The following post was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello. It’s followed by a podcast of my interview with Mark Shriver: You’ve spent a lifetime reading about Sargent Shriver, if you’re like most of us, and by now you probably think you know him pretty well: Kennedy in-law; Peace Corps founder, vice-presidential candidate, Special Olympics [Read More...]

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Didn’t Know She Wasn’t Supposed to Achieve the Impossible

After reading the excellent profile of Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky in last week’s The Catholic Standard, I had to watch her race in the women’s 800m freestyle on Friday night. After all, here was the youngest member of the entire U.S. Olympic team – age 15 – swimming a grueling race that required her to [Read More...]

Leading Hearts to God with Humor

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One of my favorite modern-day religion quotes comes from Mark Hart (aka The Bible Geek) who wrote on Twitter a while back, “An annoyed and joyless Christian is the devil’s greatest billboard.” In a nutshell, it captures why Christians need to be people of joy. That quote came to mind when I read Matthew Warner’s [Read More...]

Former Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson on Being a Winner in God’s Eyes vs. the World’s Eyes

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One of the most aggravating aspects of the Olympics to me is when reporters treat silver medalists like losers – as if being the second best athlete in your field in THE ENTIRE WORLD is somehow something to hang your head about. In her engaging and enjoyable new memoir “Winning Balance” (co-written with Nancy Anderson [Read More...]


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