Actor David Oyelowo Talks His New Film “Captive” & the Perpetually Redemptive Grace of God

Actor David Oyelowo made a big impression on American moviegoers as the star of the Christopher Award-winning film “Selma,” in which he portrayed Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But David has been a successful actor both in England and the United States for some time. He’s had roles in movies like “The Help” and “Lincoln” [Read More…]

God Loved Me in My Brokenness, Says Fmr. Meth Addict, Hostage Hero & Subject of Film “Captive”

“I’m gonna die, and this is what I deserve.” That was the first thought that went through Ashley Smith Robinson’s mind when escaped murderer Brian Nichols took her hostage outside her Atlanta home in 2005. Ashley was a meth addict who frequently promised herself that she would quit drugs so she could be a better [Read More…]

Oprah, Colbert, Mets, Yankees, & More Welcome Pope to U.S.

Watch the :60 second video below as a number of high profile entertainers, athletes and creative artists welcome Pope Francis to the United States. The video is sponsored by Catholic Charities and is meant to promote their initiative Charity Has No Boundaries: There are many other videos at the site featuring people like Tom Brokaw, [Read More…]

Family Ties & Perceptions of Truth in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told”

We live in an age in which we think we know the whole truth about someone’s character and life after seeing one story about them on the news or reading one statement they made on social media. It allows us to slap a label on them so we can put them in an easily definable [Read More…]

God Creates Beauty From Ashes: An Interview w. Taya Kyle, Widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle

“I’ve learned that when God promises beauty through the ashes, He means it.” So says Taya Kyle, who learned that lesson the hard way. Taya is the widow of Navy SEAL and Iraq War veteran Chris Kyle. Best known as the “American Sniper” because of his best-selling book and the movie about him starring Bradley [Read More…]

ABC News’s David Muir Answered Facebook Questions About Meeting Pope Francis

In the lead up to the special edition of ABC News’s “20/20” this Friday Sept. 4 at 10:00pm Eastern featuring Pope Francis talking to Americans via video conference, anchor (and moderator of the event) David Muir answered viewer questions on the ABC News Facebook page. Here are some of the questions and responses: Q: This [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Dealing with Loneliness

When we think of pain, we often consider it in physical terms, like a headache, a broken bone, or some other ailment. But loneliness can also be a source of deep pain on an emotional, mental, and spiritual level. The ironic thing is that feelings of loneliness can arise even when you’re surrounded by other [Read More…]

A Coach Fights to Save His Catholic School

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: If you’ve ever heard of St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, chances are it had something to do with basketball. The New Jersey school has a record in that sport that borders on the unbelievable: 27 state championships; innumerable careers at the college level; [Read More…]

Twelve-Year-Old Enthalls “America’s Got Talent” Audience with “Pie Jesu”

Arielle Baril, a 12-year-old with a powerful voice, enthralled the audience of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday night with her rendition of “Pie Jesu.” Not only that, she brought out a mellow side to judge Howard Stern, who said after her performance, “My wife is here tonight, my daughter is here tonight, I just want [Read More…]

Sister Annie Credidio Brings Healing to Society’s Untouchables

When American-born nun Sister Annie Credidio moved to Ecuador in the mid-1980s to be a teacher at El Nuevo Mundo School, she attended Mass at a local hospital and noticed that members of the congregation were missing fingers, toes, legs, and teeth. She soon discovered that this was a hospital for people with Hansen’s Disease [Read More…]

Father Jonathan Morris on Study That Finds Religion is the Key to Long-term Happiness

A study by researchers at the London School of Economics and Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that religion is the key to happiness in the long term. It beat out volunteering, taking a class, and volunteering for a political organization. Father Jonathan Morris appeared on “Fox and Friends” this weekend to discuss [Read More…]

How Hope & Faith Got Two Young Women Through 10 Years of Captivity and Sexual Abuse

Considering that Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were kidnapped, held hostage, abused, and repeatedly sexually assaulted by Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro for 10 years, it might seem odd that they named the memoir about their experiences “Hope.” But that is the word that perfectly describes these two young women who endured more darkness [Read More…]