Putting Love Where There Is No Love: Sister Rosemary Dowd’s Jail Ministry

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St. John of the Cross once said, “Put love where there is no love, and you will find love.” During my Christopher Closeup interview with Sister Rosemary Dowd, RSCJ, she cited that statement several times when explaining the motivation behind her 40 years of work with prisoners. Currently the chaplain of Cook County Jail in [Read More...]

A Spring Appeal

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Below is the spring appeal letter that was mailed out to Christopher supporters. It will be a rare occurrence that I post an appeal for financial support on this blog, but if you can offer any prayers or help, please thoughtfully consider it: “People everywhere hunger for spiritual nourishment as much as they do for [Read More...]

Idol wrap-up / Laughter is Good for the Soul

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- Last night, “American Idol’s” most overtly Christian contestant in a while, Colton Dixon, was eliminated from the competition after receiving the least number of votes. Though he was obviously disappointed, he demonstrated maturity, self-awareness and humility in his THR exit interview with Didi Benami (a former contestant herself). – This next video has no [Read More...]

Dick Clark’s Legacy from a Christopher Perspective

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A lot will be written over the next few days about Dick Clark’s legacy because of TV shows like “American Bandstand,” “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” and others. But from a simple, human perspective, I think one of Dick Clark’s most important legacies is more recent. After his stroke in December 2004, many people – myself [Read More...]


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