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August 04, 2015
A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness
You might expect a school for children who've suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be...
July 07, 2015
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...
June 04, 2015
Real Hope Isn’t Happy Talk; It’s a Force Born Out of Suffering
(Picture courtesy Paul Schneck. l to r: The Christophers COO/VP Mary Ellen Robinson, POV Communications...
June 02, 2015
Staying Positive Around Negative People
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Staying Positive Around Negative People”...
May 14, 2015
The 2015 Christopher Awards: Pictures Galore of a Hootin’ and Heartfelt Good Time
(Photos courtesy Paul Schneck) Every year I look forward to the Christopher Awards because I...
May 06, 2015
How God Led a Doris Day-loving Irish Woman to Save Homeless Children in Vietnam
(Photo: Christina Noble with director of "Noble" Stephen Bradley. Courtesy Aspiration Media) "I'll walk. You...
May 05, 2015
The Truth About Angels, Messengers from God
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Angels: Messengers from God” (which...
April 22, 2015
“When Calls the Heart’s” Brian Bird on Family TV Shows, eFangelism, & Modern Parables
Brian Bird has been a writer and producer in Hollywood for 30 years, working on...
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 07, 2015
Why One Man Traveled Around the World with No Money and Relied on the Kindness of Strangers
TV host and author Leon Logothetis was walking down Hollywood Boulevard one day when he...
March 25, 2015
I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer
A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer's career before it even began. After spending...
March 11, 2015
Simplifying Your Life and Finding Comfort in an Anxious World
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Simplifying Your Life” (which was...
March 02, 2015
The Nuns Who Run a Cattle Ranch
(Photo property of NBC News) Last night, NBC News's Erica Hill reported on a group...
February 25, 2015
Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”
(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011,...
February 11, 2015
Why Getting Hit Over the Head by God Turned PJ Anderson Into a Troubadour of Hope
"No more fun." That's what singer-songwriter PJ Anderson thought it meant to give his life...
February 03, 2015
Pope Francis: The Roots of a Humble Leader
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Pope Francis: The Roots of...
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...
January 27, 2015
If You’re Complaining that the Blizzard Wasn’t as Bad as Predicted…
Let's say you were in a car accident. Your vehicle sustained some minor damage, but...
January 07, 2015
If You Struggle with Being Patient, This Post’s For You
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Practicing Patience” (which was written...
December 16, 2014
UPDATE: WIN A FREE COPY of “The Good Lie” starring Reese Witherspoon
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners Doug H. and Nancy! The contest is now closed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
December 05, 2014
I Wonder What God Wants for Christmas
I was watching the first hour of NBC's Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center on...
December 03, 2014
Why a Lutheran Pastor and a Catholic Priest Tried to Save the Souls of Nazis
If there are a group of people in modern history who are thought of as...
November 19, 2014
Jonathan Jackson + Enation on G.K. Chesterton, Desperate Prayers, Rebellious Hope, and More
There aren't a lot of rock albums out there that were partially inspired by G.K....
November 13, 2014
Listening When God Speaks
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Listening When God Speaks” (which...
October 16, 2014
Overcoming Loneliness with the Help of God and Others
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Overcoming Loneliness" (which was written...
October 08, 2014
Praying for a Stranger at the Airport
Country music singer Sunny Sweeney took the above photo and posted it on Facebook along...
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...
September 04, 2014
How Jennifer Fulwiler Found God, Joy, & an Intellectual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Most people don't confront their own mortality until they're in their 30s or 40s. For...
September 03, 2014
How to Build an Active Prayer Life
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Building an Active Prayer Life."...
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