The Legacy of Father Dollar Bill

CALIFORNIA PRIEST GIVES MONEY TO HOMELESS

The following column was written by Jerry Costello: “You don’t have to solve all the world’s problems,” the priest told his parishioners. “But don’t ignore them, either. Do what you can to improve things, even a little bit. That’s what Jesus wants us to do.” That’s good, sound advice. And each time I hear something [Read More...]

Actress Bonnie Hunt’s Brother and a Catholic Priest Are Saving Lives in Uganda

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You likely know Bonnie Hunt from her years as a talk show host and from her roles in popular movies like “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Jerry Maguire,” “The Green Mile,” “Return to Me,” “Cars,” “Dave” (“We’re walking, we’re walking”) and more. Well it turns out that Bonnie has a brother who is quite accomplished too, [Read More...]

CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and PBS’ “Medal Quest: American Athletes and the Paralympic Games” To Receive Special Christopher Awards

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NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 — The Christophers will honor a television series and an online documentary with special Christopher Awards during their 64th annual ceremony on May 23rd. The CBS television series Blue Bloods will receive the 2013 Special Christopher Award – and the PBS/WGBH online documentary series Medal Quest: American Athletes and the [Read More...]

Country Legend George Jones Dies: How He Found God Toward the End of His Life

In 1985, country music legend George Jones released a song called “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” asking what new singers would replace the veterans once they passed away. Well today, Jones became one of those who passed on himself – and it’s probably safe to say that nobody will ever fill his shoes. The singer [Read More...]

The Immortal Sacrifice of Four Chaplains

The following column was written by Jerry Costello: It’s been 70 long years since the Four Chaplains made their immortal sacrifice in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, and it will be 70 more years–and then some–before their heroic act is even in danger of being forgotten. As a crowd of several hundred proved [Read More...]

Hard Times Come Again No More

In light of last week’s bombings in Boston, explosion in West, Texas, and all the other troubles going on around the world, we could use a little beauty and harmony in our lives. The harmonies of the young Stella Sisters – Lennon and Maisy, from the TV series “Nashville” – convey exactly that kind of [Read More...]

What Are You Putting Between Yourself and God? Unmasking the Idols in Your Life

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Though we modern folk believe we’re much smarter and less gullible than, for example, the Israelites who lived thousands of years ago and built themselves a golden calf to worship, we are in fact just as willing to bow down before false gods as they were. Our tendency to do so may be even more [Read More...]

Holy Women of the Church

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The following is a text copy of the new Christopher News Note, “Holy Women of the Church:” Since its beginning, the Church has benefited from the strength, courage, faith, and determination of holy women. After all, it was a young woman, a girl, really, whose “yes” to God set the Incarnation in motion, making Mary [Read More...]

Terror and Fear Do Not Have to Win Out

In response to the inevitable fear and stress that people may be experiencing in the aftermath of this week’s violence in Boston, our friends at “Verily” magazine posted an excellent piece today by Amanda Fazzio called “Regaining Peace After the Boston Marathon Bombing.” Here’s an excerpt: When bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon this week, [Read More...]

“Groundhog Day” in Reverse: A Review of Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Remember Sunday”

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There may be some people in your life that you wish you could forget, but Gus Gillenwater (Zachary Levi) in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Remember Sunday” (airing Sunday April 21 on ABC at 9/8C) has the opposite problem. As the result of a brain aneurysm he suffered in 2009, his long-term memories remain intact, but [Read More...]

Grace, Gold & Glory: An Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and her mom, Natalie Hawkins

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One of the most impressive things about Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas’ memoir “Grace, Gold & Glory” is that even though it’s her life story, she doesn’t make it all about herself. The teen readily acknowledges that if it weren’t for the support offered and sacrifices made by her mother, brother, and sisters, she would never [Read More...]

The Way the World is Meant to Work: Heroic Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig Discusses Her New Initiative

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The darkest experience of former Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig’s life has motivated her to start a project that will add a little light to the world by teaching children about generosity and compassion. Many people were introduced to Kaitlin on Dec. 14, 2012 when ABC’s Diane Sawyer interviewed her following the Sandy [Read More...]


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