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VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Benefits of a Prayer List

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Do you have a list of people that you pray for? Father Jonathan Morris does, and he believes it’s a great way to nurture our relationship with God and develop hearts of compassion for the needs of others. Prayer lists can also go beyond the spiritual and lead to concrete action, making you a true [Read More...]

How God Led a Doris Day-loving Irish Woman to Save Homeless Children in Vietnam

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(Photo: Christina Noble with director of “Noble” Stephen Bradley. Courtesy Aspiration Media) “I’ll walk. You lead.” That’s what Christina Noble tells God when she’s trying to figure out what exactly He wants her to do for the orphan children of Vietnam in 1989 – and it reflects the unusual mission this humanitarian has taken since [Read More...]

Christopher Award Winner for “The Flash” Notes Christopher Reeve’s “Superman” as Influence

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As I wrote about recently, one of our Christopher Award winners this year is the pilot episode of “The Flash,” which brought old-fashioned heroism back to the TV landscape. Patheos blogger Kate O’Hare is also a fan of the series and recently interviewed the show’s writer and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg about the Christopher Award. [Read More...]

The Truth About Angels, Messengers from God

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Angels: Messengers from God” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” —Hebrews 13:2 [Read More...]

“When Calls the Heart’s” Brian Bird on Family TV Shows, eFangelism, & Modern Parables

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Brian Bird has been a writer and producer in Hollywood for 30 years, working on shows like “Touched by an Angel” and the sitcom “Step by Step.” His latest project is season two of the Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart,” which is based on the popular novel by Janette Oke. The show takes [Read More...]

“NY Med” TV Series & iHope School Founder Patrick Donohue to Receive Special Christopher Awards

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NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 — At the 66th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on Wednesday May 13th, Patrick Donohue, who created a school for children with traumatic brain injuries, and ABC News’s documentary TV series “NY Med,” will receive special awards. Donohue will be honored with the James Keller Award—while “NY Med,” about the [Read More...]

Art Has Power to Bring People Together: An Interview with “Little Boy’s” Eduardo Verastegui

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Eduardo Verastegui was a popular singer and telenovela star in his native Mexico when he came to Hollywood looking to build a career in the States as well. But when he reconnected with his Catholic faith during that time, he decided to focus his energies on projects that gave greater glory to God – projects [Read More...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris Says Taking Care of Elderly is Like Taking Care of Jesus

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We live in a very youth-oriented culture and, as a result, senior citizens in our society often don’t receive the respect and attention they deserve. In the video below, Father Jonathan Morris says that when we care for our parents or grandparents or others who are aging and lonely, we are actually taking care of [Read More...]

Kids with Special Needs Want to Be of Service and Take Part in the Life of the Church

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“Parents of children with special needs need to realize that even though they didn’t expect to have a child with special needs, that was the child God gave them, and God doesn’t make mistakes.” David and Mercedes McBride Rizzo came by that truth first hand when their daughter Danielle was diagnosed with autism at age [Read More...]

A Mohawk-Themed Mass in Honor of St. Kateri

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(Photo property of narrative.ly) One of our freelance writers, Garan Santicola, recently wrote an article about Native American Catholics for the website Narratively, which describes itself this way: “Narratively is a platform devoted to untold human stories. We avoid the breaking news and the next big headline, and focus instead on slow storytelling, exploring one [Read More...]

“The Flash” Brings Old-Fashioned Heroism to the Modern TV Landscape

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Tom Hanks has long been acknowledged as a modern-day Jimmy Stewart in the film world. An argument could be made that Grant Gustin is filling that role in the TV landscape with his role as Barry Allen in “The Flash,” the CW series whose hero brings a touch of old-fashioned heroism to the modern world. [Read More...]

The 2015 Christopher Award Winners in Film, TV, and Books Are…

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NEW YORK, April 8, 2015 — An Olympic gold medalist, the actor best known as “the Fonz,” and a nine-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician are among the creative forces behind the 20 feature films, TV/Cable programs, and books for adults and young people being honored at the 66th annual Christopher Awards, to be presented in [Read More...]


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