Tim Conway’s Hilarious (and Spiritual) Life

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You should always follow your mother’s advice. Well, almost always. Consider this story that actor and comedian Tim Conway shared in his recent “Christopher Closeup” interview and in his new memoir, “What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life.” During his third year starring in the 1960’s hit sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” Tim got a call from his [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris with One Simple Principle to Improve Your Marriage

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In this week’s reflection from Father Jonathan Morris, he notes that he was blessed to perform many weddings while serving as a parish priest at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in lower Manhattan. After a year or two, some of these same couples started coming back to him for help in dealing with their first problems. [Read More...]

Meat, Potatoes, Love and Action

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“It gives you meat along with the potatoes.” No, that’s not a comment from a waiter describing a meal. Rather, it’s a compliment I received from a man who enjoys our annual “Three Minutes a Day” book. He called our office a few months ago to say that the stories and reflections in the books [Read More...]

“This is What an Intelligent, Engaged Woman of the Church Looks Like”

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In June 2012, I interviewed Kara Eschbach and Janet Sahm about their start-up venture called “Verily,” a new magazine that promised to introduce fresh conversations for real women. A little over a year later, “Verily” has garnered an impressive amount of mainstream attention, including an endorsement from Queen Latifah on her talk show. Why? Because [Read More...]

Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair

Among the most popular posts I’ve written in my nearly two years of blogging here at Patheos are ones about actors Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. Bale is known for quietly visiting children who are sick to add a little light to their days – and Lawrence remains close to her longtime friend with Down [Read More...]

Build a Marriage That Taps Into God’s Love

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“This is a generation that has a real fear about making marriage work, and they’re hungry to figure out how to do it so they don’t end up making the same mistakes they see everyone else making and experiencing that agonizing pain.” That “agonizing pain” is divorce, and marriage counselors Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Loving Others as Christ Would Love Them

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In this week’s reflection, Father Jonathan Morris examines the Christian call to love others as Christ loves them. Father Jonathan acknowledges that this is especially difficult when we cross paths with people in our daily lives who aren’t easy to love or even like. That’s why he offers advice on how we can look at [Read More...]

Soldier Returning from Afghanistan Meets Baby Daughter for First Time

Captain William Lotts was deployed to Afghanistan when his wife Brittany was 15 weeks pregnant. As a result, he missed the birth of his daughter Finley this past July. Brittany prayed for her husband’s safe return, especially in light of the fact that he held the dangerous job of clearing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from [Read More...]

Stuck in a Christmas Time Loop: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Pete’s Christmas”

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Fourteen-year-old Pete Kidder is having the “worst Christmas ever.” Why? The middle child’s parents forgot to buy him a present; his football jock older brother blames him for mishaps he didn’t cause; he embarrasses himself in front of the pretty girl who just moved in next door; and he has to sleep with his super-genius [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris & the Beggar Who Hit the Jesus Lottery

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In this week’s video from Father Jonathan Morris, he offers a reflection on the patience of God using a personal example of an encounter he had with a homeless man asking for money for food. It’s an encounter that requires Father Jonathan to display an unexpected level of trust in the homeless man who approached [Read More...]

Enter the Great Christopher Book Giveaway of 2013

THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. We have several extra copies of books for adults and children that won Christopher Awards this year, so with the season of giving almost upon us, I’d like to give you the chance to win them for yourself [Read More...]

From Sinners to Saints: No One is Too Far Gone for God

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “From Sinners to Saints.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: No one is too far gone for God. Regardless of how many poor choices you’ve made, how many people you’ve hurt or how you’ve broken the laws [Read More...]


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