Airborne Ranger Infantry

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Since this is Veteran’s Day weekend, I’ve got a couple of military-themed posts today and tomorrow. The first is a song I posted a live performance of a couple of weeks ago. It’s called “Airborne Ranger Infantry,” and it’s performed by country music’s Kristy Lee Cook. The song was inspired by her father’s combat experiences [Read More...]

Do You Know What We Need Right This Very Minute?

Storms. Politics. Stormy politics. It’s been a long couple of weeks. So I may be rushing things a little but… [Read more...]

A Sexual Abuse Victim’s Efforts to Be a Conduit to the Light of God and the Saints

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When rock journalist Dawn Eden left behind her sexually promiscuous lifestyle to embrace chastity, Christianity, and eventually the Catholic Church, the decision shocked a lot of people. She shared her journey of conversion in her first book “The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On.” Now Dawn has revealed more of [Read More...]

Change the Culture, Change the World

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On this day after the election, social media is filled with either jubilation or despair depending on which side of the political spectrum you fall. We as citizens are very invested in how our politicians will change our country for better or worse. But the almost exclusive focus on politics as a means of change [Read More...]

Brief Thoughts from Ben Franklin on Election Day

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Since it’s Election Day, here are a few thoughts on government and the citizenry from founding father Ben Franklin: “A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.” “Only a virtuous [Read More...]

Registered in Heaven: Peter Hitchens on God’s Role in Civil Society

There’s been much public discussion in recent years about the role of God and religion in government and civil society.  Some want to remove all signs and mentions of God from the public sphere. In his excellent 2010 book “The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith,” journalist Peter Hitchens recounts not only [Read More...]

Hurricane Sandy on Bikes in New York City

The cleanup of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy continues, with many people getting desperate for food, shelter, gas, electricity and safety. Some of the best ways to help are through the Red Cross and Catholic Charities. If you’d like a first-person look at what Sandy was like in downtown Manhattan, filmmaker Casey Neistat created [Read More...]

Feminine, Faithful, Free and Bold: One Woman’s Journey Toward Love & Liberation with the Saints

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“In a sense, Teresa of Avila was a party girl.” That may not be the common perception of the beloved saint, but it’s a personality trait that intrigued author and EWTN host Colleen Carroll Campbell, who was a Catholic college student hungry for a deeper relationship with God when she first started exploring Teresa’s life. [Read More...]

Happy Halloween from The Christophers

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A colleague took this picture at a Jack-o-Lantern festival and shared it with me for obvious reasons: [Read more...]

A Post-Hurricane Sandy Update

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy – those who lost their homes and valuables, those suffering through power outages and flooding, most importantly those who lost their lives. Lower Manhattan, where The Christophers’ office is located, is currently without power and public transportation. I’ll try to do some blogging [Read More...]

The Messy Quest for Meaning: How Doubt, Anxiety, Monks and Mayberry Renewed One Man’s Relationship with God

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A debilitating anxiety disorder brought on by a rejection of God during his teenage years led Stephen Martin through some rough times as a young adult. In retrospect, however, he sees his problems as a blessing because they forced him to confront his personal issues, his sense of meaninglessness, and his relationship with God. In [Read More...]

Marines in “The Middle” – and Honoring War Veterans in Song

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Businesses looking to hire employees who exhibit “selflessness,” “resilience,” “team orientation,” and “reliability” should seriously consider military veterans. That’s what a study by the University of Phoenix Research Institute discovered after polling over 800 corporate managers and executives. I don’t know whether the producers of the ABC sitcom “The Middle” were aware of that study [Read More...]


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