The Greater Fool: A Parable

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The following story is an entry from Volume 47 of The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book (on sale here): An English nobleman gave his jester a wand, saying, “Keep this until you find a greater fool than yourself.” The jester laughingly accepted the wand and waved it about on festive occasions. One day, the [Read More...]

The King of Queens is a Catholic Family Man

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From CNS via The Catholic Spirit: He doesn’t exactly advertise it, but the “king of Queens” is a Catholic family man. Kevin James, who played Doug Heffernan for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom and has since branched out into movies, has no problem talking about his values and how it affects his career. “I [Read More...]

The Question That Led to a Lifeline for Women Who Are Pregnant and Homeless

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“Can you help us?” Those four words, spoken to Chris Bell in 1979, have led to hundreds of babies and young mothers in the ensuing years finding shelter, life skills, compassion and a future. Bell was living and working in New York’s Times Square at the time, helping homeless and runaway kids there. Though he’d [Read More...]

The Virgin Mary’s Sitcom Appearance

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If I told you a statue of the Virgin Mary – specifically Our Lady of Guadalupe – played a role in the plot of a modern sitcom, you’d probably assume it would be the butt of some religious joke. In the case of episode 3 of Matthew Perry’s new show, “Go On,” you’d be wrong. [Read More...]

Love of God Remakes the Soul

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The following was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: It’s that time of year again. Come Oct. 4, or thereabouts, people all over will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by bringing their pets to church for a blessing. This will include not only the “usual” pets–dogs, cats, fish, birds–but some of the [Read More...]

Hollywood, Jesus and the Monks of Mount Athos: A Conversation with Actor Jonathan Jackson

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It’s not that unusual for an actor to thank God when winning an award. It was a first, however, when Jonathan Jackson thanked “the monks of Mount Athos for ceaselessly praying for the life of the world” while accepting his fifth Daytime Emmy for his role as Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital.” What was even [Read More...]

St. Therese on Dealing with Negativity

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The following is an entry from The Christophers’ new “Three Minutes a Day” book: “It is [your critics] that are really the losers, for is anything sweeter than the inward joy that comes from thinking well of others.” That quote was spoken by St. Thérèse of Lisieux who placed great emphasis on focusing on people’s [Read More...]

Tyranny, Hope, and Family in the Fifth Season Premiere of “Fringe”

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For four seasons, the TV series “Fringe” has been a family drama under the guise of a sci-fi and horror show, with the themes of man, science and God running throughout. Specifically, it presented viewers with questions about how far is too far when it comes to creating scientific breakthroughs. Can human beings break the [Read More...]

R.I.P. Andy Williams: Watch His Classic Performance of “The Village of St. Bernadette”

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Singer Andy Williams has passed away at age 84 after a year-long battle with bladder cancer. The crooner is best known for his hit, “Moon River,” as well as his TV show which introduced the Osmond family to America. One of his other beloved hits is “The Village of St. Bernadette” which I’m embedding below. [Read More...]

A Song for the Saint of Impossible Causes: Keith Urban, Jordin Sparks & More Join Children of St. Jude’s Hospital

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One of the earliest celebrity supporters of The Christophers was the actor Danny Thomas (Make Room for Daddy) who went on to found St. Jude Children’s Hospital, which treats kids with cancer and other diseases at no expense to them or their families. St. Jude’s is one of the most respected charities in the United [Read More...]

“Star Wars” + A Crying Baby = Something for Everyone

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I’m busy proofreading the new “Three Minutes a Day” book and also packing because The Christophers are relocating to different office space in our building, so no time for big blog posts right now. But here’s some lighter fare for people who like “Star Wars” and/or baby videos. John Williams “hath charms to soothe the [Read More...]

Believing in the Possibility of a Happy Ending: Fairy Tales, Parables and “Once Upon a Time”

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Envy, jealousy and murder. All the makings of a good children’s story, no? If you don’t think so, consider the children’s classic Snow White in which the Queen, who is envious and jealous of Snow White’s beauty, tries to kill her with a poison apple. The reason the story is popular, however, is because love [Read More...]


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