Lent is More Than the Catholic Version of a Self-Help Program

Here’s some wisdom from Kerry Weber in a short video entitled “What is Lent?” [Read more…]

Christopher Award-winning CBS News Veteran Bob Simon Killed in Car Crash

(From l to r) Kevin Tedesco (Publicist, “60 Minutes”), Producer Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson (Winner, “60 Minutes: Joy in the Congo”), NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson (Presenter of the Books for Adults category), Correspondent Bob Simon (Winner, “60 Minutes: Joy in the Congo”) Photo credit: Paul Schneck Today we send our condolences to the colleagues, friends and [Read More…]

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 to God when he was in high school. A priest was giving him some spiritual direction and encouraged him to pray more and integrate God into his daily life. PJ interpreted that to mean, “I’ve got to give up basketball [Read More…]

I Find God in Suffering: The Fate and Faith of ISIS Captive Kayla Mueller

(Photo property of The Mueller family) The heartbroken parents of Kayla Mueller, the American humanitarian worker held hostage by ISIS, confirmed today that their daughter was indeed dead – though how exactly she was killed remains a mystery. Hopefully, the Muellers find some comfort in their faith and the prayers of people around the world [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Creating a Business Plan For Your Soul

Even though we’re a little over one month into the new year, there’s still time to make a resolution.. In the video below, Father Jonathan Morris encourages viewers to improve their spiritual lives by seeking out a spiritual director of some kind. Finding an official “spiritual director” isn’t possible for everyone, but Father Jonathan believes [Read More…]

Marriage Isn’t DJs, Chocolate Fountains, and Fancy Dresses. Marriage is Like Chicken Soup.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, here are a couple of entries from Volume 49 of The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book about making love last a lifetime: On the occasion of her 10th wedding anniversary, singer-songwriter Brooke White recalled the day she married “Dave Ray, CPA” (as she jokingly calls her husband). Though their [Read More…]

Man Forced to Choose Between His Wife and His Newborn Baby with Down Syndrome

From ABC News: When Samuel Forrest of Armenia heard a baby crying from outside his wife’s hospital room, he knew his life would change forever. Not only had he become a father, but he would soon receive some unexpected news about his newborn son. “This pediatrician walks out of the room with a little bundle [Read More…]

Pope Francis: The Roots of a Humble Leader

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Pope Francis: The Roots of a Humble Leader” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Pope Francis has demonstrated a way of humble leadership from the outset of his papacy through his [Read More…]

“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 and even violently abused. But Special Olympics’ Chairman Tim Shriver has found that the young people he’s worked with have been his greatest teachers because of their kindness, wisdom, determination, and inherent dignity. His interest in intellectual disabilities stems partly [Read More…]

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 you escaped unscathed. Would you complain, “Darn it, that wasn’t as bad as I expected!” – or would you say, “Thank God, it wasn’t that bad.” Most of us would naturally say the latter – and that’s the approach we [Read More…]

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant as Told by Kids and Acted Out by Adults

First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, Texas, started a video series in which they record five kids retelling Bible stories as they remember them. Then they have adults act out the kids’ version. Here is the first in the series featuring the parable of the unmerciful servant from Matthew 18:21-34. Note: it’s probably a little [Read More…]

When Terrorism is “A Far Away Reality”

Over at her Pursued by Truth blog, Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, wondered why the recent massacre of thousands in Nigeria didn’t get much attention in the media initially. Compared to the Paris terrorist attacks, the coverage is still minimal. Her post reminded me of a song I heard a few months ago. Though it [Read More…]


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