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December 13, 2016
‘How Can I Be a Catholic Reporter When I Hate God?’ Asks New Young Adult Novel
"How can I be a Catholic reporter when I hate God?" In Juliann DosSantos’s impressive...
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...
November 15, 2016
A Nine-Year-Old Girl, a 40-Pound Cabbage, and the End of Hunger in America
What do a nine year old girl, a 40-pound cabbage, and 100 vegetable gardens have...
November 01, 2016
Pint-Sized Prophets Who Teach Us We Are All Born to Be Healers
Dr. Chuck Dietzen grew up wanting to be St. Francis of Assisi. In a way,...
October 13, 2016
“Priceless” Movie Hopes to Raise Awareness About the Crime of Sex Trafficking
According to the U.S. government, human trafficking is a $150 billion a year industry around...
September 12, 2016
How God Worked Through One Family to Bring Kindness to an ‘Invisible’ Homeless Woman
In 2011, The Christophers were happy to honor 21-year-old Shannon Hickey with our James Keller...
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 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 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...
August 02, 2016
Enjoy the Wonders of God’s Good Earth
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Enjoy the Wonders of God's...
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 23, 2016
Doubting and Stumbling Are Part of the Road to Salvation: An Interview with Sarah Hart
It’s not always easy to wrap our heads or hearts around the concept of God’s...
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 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 28, 2016
Mental Health, Hunger, & Homelessness Winning Themes in Christophers’ College Video Contest
(Photo via VisualHunt.com) NEW YORK, April 28th, 2016 – Today, The Christophers announced the winners...
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...
April 06, 2016
As “American Idol” Says Farewell, A Look Back at the God Factor in Contestants’ Lives
(Photo property of Fox) If God were a regular TV watcher, I suspect "American Idol"...
March 22, 2016
A Young Man’s Vision of Heaven Inspires ‘Thrive in Joy’ Mission
Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection - the event that makes our redemption possible...
March 16, 2016
Jennifer Garner on Faith, Doubt, and “Miracles From Heaven”
(Photo property of Sony Pictures) The movie "Miracles From Heaven" starring Jennifer Garner opens today....
March 11, 2016
“Last Man Standing” Offers Perspective on ‘Vengeful God’ versus ‘Loving Jesus’
(Photo courtesy ABC/Disney) A lot of ink (and pixels) get spilled when TV shows mock...
March 04, 2016
Go Rest High on That Mountain
One of the things the TV landscape will be losing when "American Idol" ends its...
February 26, 2016
Kelly Clarkson Makes “American Idol” a Family Affair, Calls on Men to Be Devoted Dads
A seven-months-pregnant Kelly Clarkson served as a guest judge on "American Idol" last night and...
February 09, 2016
Moving Beyond Loneliness and the Hookup Culture to Find Real Love
Since we’re in the season of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to cover the topic of...
January 14, 2016
PJ Anderson Discusses Bringing Song & Message “Love Will Heal” to March For Life
For several years now, singer-songwriter PJ Anderson has been attending the March for Life in...
December 11, 2015
A Disabled Child Finds Joy & Encouragement Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
(All photos property of The International Academy of Hope) I've written about The International Academy...
December 09, 2015
“An Invisible Thread Christmas Story” Highlights Act of Kindness That Changed Two Lives
"Excuse me, lady. Do you have any spare change? I'm hungry." Those were the first...
November 20, 2015
Peggy Noonan on Pop Culture, Polarization, & Why Young Journalists Should Emulate Tim Russert
This is part 2 of my interview with Peggy Noonan. To read part 1, click...
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