VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris with 3 Steps to Build Your Relationship with God

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Many Christians identify themselves by whatever denomination they belong to, but one of the key factors in any person’s faith journey is their willingness to build a relationship with God. In this week’s video, Father Jonathan Morris admits our Protestant brothers and sisters often have a better handle on this aspect of faith than Catholics [Read More...]

“Person of Interest’s” Fusco and Reese Catching Perps on the Corner

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When I got to work this morning, I saw an ambulance, cop cars, and several police officers standing on the corner. No, there was no emergency. It was a shoot for the CBS series “Person of Interest.” I stood there for a while to see if I could get some pictures of anyone on my [Read More...]

Simplifying Your Life and Finding Comfort in an Anxious World

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Simplifying Your Life” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what You want me to be and becoming that person.” —St. Thérèse of [Read More...]

Hire a Veteran Now

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: You’d think that Howard Schultz had more than enough to do, running a big company the size of Starbucks. After all, satisfying the cravings of millions of coffee drinkers across America can’t be the easiest thing going. But with it all, Schultz, CEO of the [Read More...]

UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus

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A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning “American Idol” in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has built an amazing career for herself in the music industry. Unlike many pop stars, she found success without going down the road of sexually explicit lyrics and imagery. While she promotes messages of female empowerment [Read More...]

The Nuns Who Run a Cattle Ranch

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(Photo property of NBC News) Last night, NBC News’s Erica Hill reported on a group of Benedictine nuns in Colorado who combine their prayer lives with raising cattle on a 250 acre ranch. Their home, the Abbey of St. Walburga, is a self-sustaining working farm – and now an increasingly-thriving natural beef business. Sister Maria-Walburga [Read More...]

Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”

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(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating his breakfast cereal and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across a story titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the actions of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had [Read More...]

EXCLUSIVE: Father Jonathan Morris on the Upcoming Mini-Series “A.D. The Bible Continues”

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(Graphic property of NBC) Father Jonathan Morris recently visited Morocco and the set of the upcoming NBC mini-series “A.D. The Bible Continues” on which he served as a theological consultant. In an email interview, he shared with me some exclusive observations about the production which will give life to the Bible’s “Acts of the Apostles.” [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Moving Past Resentment

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Are you walking around carrying resentment toward some person or situation in your life? Maybe you even feel resentment toward God. Whether you realize it or not, that resentment is a burden that’s keeping you from living a happy life. In the following video reflection, Father Jonathan Morris explores that issue by analyzing the story [Read More...]

Lent is More Than the Catholic Version of a Self-Help Program

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Here’s some wisdom from Kerry Weber in a short video entitled “What is Lent?” [Read more...]

Christopher Award-winning CBS News Veteran Bob Simon Killed in Car Crash

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(From l to r) Kevin Tedesco (Publicist, “60 Minutes”), Producer Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson (Winner, “60 Minutes: Joy in the Congo”), NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson (Presenter of the Books for Adults category), Correspondent Bob Simon (Winner, “60 Minutes: Joy in the Congo”) Photo credit: Paul Schneck Today we send our condolences to the colleagues, friends and [Read More...]

Why Getting Hit Over the Head by God Turned PJ Anderson Into a Troubadour of Hope

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“No more fun.” That’s what singer-songwriter PJ Anderson thought it meant to give his life to God when he was in high school. A priest was giving him some spiritual direction and encouraged him to pray more and integrate God into his daily life. PJ interpreted that to mean, “I’ve got to give up basketball [Read More...]


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