Actor Kelsey Grammer Offers Forgiveness to His Sister’s Killer

Actor Kelsey Grammer is best-known for his comedic role as Frasier Crane on the TV series “Cheers” and “Frasier.” But the actor also has a troubled past including multiple marriages and drug abuse. In light of some of the tragedies in Grammer’s life (the rape and murder of his sister, the shooting death of his [Read More…]

Jim Caviezel Jumps Over a Table to Greet a Young Fan at Comic-Con

The “Person of Interest” panel at San Diego Comic Con this weekend featured stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Sarah Shahi, and Amy Acker – and executive producers Greg Plageman and Jonathan Nolan. When the moderator opened the floor to questions from the audience, one of the people who approached the microphone was a [Read More…]

Son Thanks Mother for Gift of Life By Donating His Kidney to Save Her Life

I just came across this preview clip of tonight’s episode of “NY Med” on ABC at 10E/9C. One of the stories that will be featured involves a 24-year-old son donating his kidney to his mother because she gave him life; now he wants to give her life. Watch the brief clip below for a vivid [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Choosing the Media You Consume Wisely

TV and radio used to be the primary media sources from which we got information and entertainment. Nowadays, the Internet – and social media, in particular – have changed that. People who spend a lot of time online know how quickly, “I’m just going to take a minute to check Twitter” can become “How did [Read More…]

A Little Girl’s Brain Injury Set Her Dad on a Quest for Treatment and Healing

When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a happy, healthy newborn. Five days later, she had two broken collarbones, four broken ribs, and a traumatic brain injury that destroyed 60 percent of the rear cortex of her brain. Why? Because she was shaken violently by the baby nurse [Read More…]

Blessed are the Merciful: Living Mercy Today

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Blessed are the Merciful.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Mercy isn’t the most concrete concept in our spiritual toolbox. It’s much easier to recognize mercy when we see it in action than it is to define [Read More…]

“Chivalry is not Dead…Among Small Children”

This classic entry from “America’s Funniest Home Videos” was shared on Facebook this morning by my friend Brooke, an actress, singer, and voiceover artist. She described this :40 second clip of a brother and sister as: “This is the single sweetest video I’ve ever seen. Chivalry is not dead…among small children.” [Read more…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Praying for Our Enemies

In this week’s video, Father Jonathan Morris reflects on Jesus’s commandment to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. He describes this mandate as “very hard to swallow,” and realizes that we can all probably come up with an abundance of reasons not to forgive the people with whom we’ve had conflicts. [Read More…]

Jack Bauer, Vengeance, and Agape: A Review of the “24: Live Another Day” Finale

(The following post was written between 9:00am and 10:00am.) You wouldn’t expect a TV series with as high and bloody a body count as “24: Live Another Day” to include the concept of agape love, but the finale offered exactly that in the midst of its assassinations and even a beheading. After a four year [Read More…]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A Parable about War, Violence, and Human Nature

Some people claim that organized religion is the root of all evil and violence in the world – that without disputes over God, humanity would live in relative peace. I thought of those people while watching “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which presents a world in which violence and war still exist without [Read More…]

“NY Med’s” Specialty is Helping Viewers Appreciate and Embrace Life

During the Christopher Award-winning first season of the documentary TV series “NY Med,” a member of the medical staff commented that his job has taught him there are a lot of different ways a person can die – more ways than he ever realized. Ironically, “NY Med’s” specialty is helping viewers appreciate and embrace life. [Read More…]

Wounded Vietnam Vet Finds God’s Love in Pro Golfer’s Kindness

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: This is a story about a wounded Marine, ready to give up on life, and a visiting celebrity who convinced him otherwise—that God still had a job for him to do. It’s a perfect Christopher story, sent my way by a college classmate, and it’s [Read More…]


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