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VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

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In this week’s video reflection, Father Jonathan Morris examines the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit, what they are and how God makes them present in our lives through our actions and His grace. In order to make the concept easier to understand, Father Jonathan provides an example from his childhood about helping his mother [Read More...]

Holiness and Hootenannies on the Best Christmas Album of 2013

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As a fan of The Lower Lights previous albums of folk-and-bluegrass-flavored hymns and Christmas classics, I looked forward to their newest Christmas offering called “The Lower Lights Sing Noel.” Happily, the album did not disappoint. While I very much enjoyed Kelly Clarkson’s new Christmas album, “The Lower Lights Sing Noel” qualifies as my pick for [Read More...]

Candace Cameron Bure Talks Jesus, Santa, Parenting, Priorities and Purpose

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Actress Candace Cameron Bure, who grew up on television playing D.J. Tanner on the hit sitcom “Full House,” knows first-hand that you can create a Christ-centered Christmas for kids, while still enjoying Santa Claus and the commercial aspects of the holiday. That’s exactly what she does with her three children because it reflects how her [Read More...]

A Modern Heir to St. Nicholas

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Father Joseph Marquis, not surprisingly, knows all about Christmas. But–and this is the part that might surprise you a little bit–he knows all about Santa Claus, too. At a time when many in the church downplay the role of Santa and the gifting tradition as [Read More...]

Reflections on the Advent of Christ

Author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri knows we’re all familiar with the Christmas story, but he also thinks we can be so familiar with it that we miss a lot of its important points. That’s why he wrote a book of daily reflections called “The Advent of Christ: Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas.” Dr. [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Leading with Mercy

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In this week’s video reflection, Father Jonathan Morris reveals the influence of Pope Francis on his thinking recently in the area of leading with mercy. Specifically, he looks at the Biblical stories of Zacchaeus and the woman caught in adultery. Zacchaeus was a tax collector hated by his fellow Jews for working with the Romans [Read More...]

Speaking Hard Truths: A Review of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

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Early in his life, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela spoke hard truths to the white European government that was oppressing his people. Many years later, he had to do the same thing to his fellow Africans in order to guide them toward establishing a nation grounded in healing and forgiveness. The new feature film “Mandela: Long [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Serving the Poor at Thanksgiving & Beyond

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In this week’s reflection, Father Jonathan Morris shares a personal story about the example his parents set every year on Thanksgiving in regard to serving the poor. He then offers three simple pieces of advice on how we can serve the poor in our lives on a regular basis, not just on holidays. [Read more...]

Jim Caviezel: “I Look for Redeemable Stories”

Yesterday, EWTN’s World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo aired an interview with “Person of Interest” star Jim Caviezel about his work on the hit series, what he thinks about his character John Reese, how his faith influences the characters he chooses, and why he sees high school football coach Bob Ladouceur, who he plays in [Read More...]

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...]


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