Happy 83rd Birthday to Bob Newhart! (and watch his classic “Driving Instructor” routine)

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Today, Sept. 5, is the 83rd birthday of the king of deadpan comedy, Bob Newhart. A product of Chicago’s Catholic schools (St. Catherine of Siena grammar school in Oak Park, St. Ignatius College Prep, and Loyola University), he’s been bringing laughter and joy into people’s lives for more than 50 years through his stand-up comedy, [Read More...]

A Knuckleballer’s Faith and Heart

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: If you’re into baseball, you’ve heard of R.A. Dickey. And chances are good that you’ve heard of him even if you’re not. On the other hand, you’re probably not familiar with the name of Eileen Lopez of Queens, N.Y. Yet she can lay serious claim [Read More...]

God Loves Us Too Much To Let Us Live With a Void

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Oprah did a good job the other night interviewing Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas about her gymnastics career and struggles along the way. While most of the media is focusing on the statement that Douglas felt like she was the victim of some race-tainted bullying at her original gymnastics training center in Virginia Beach, my [Read More...]

You Haven’t Come This Far To Fail: A Father Sends His Disabled Son to College

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A lot of parents sent their kids off to college over the past few weeks. For Chicago Sun-Times writer Alejandro Escalona, it was a proud but bittersweet time as he did the same with his son, Daniel, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy which slowly robbed him of his ability to run, walk, and move [Read More...]

The Ex Vivo Miracle

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Last night’s finale of the ABC reality series “NY Med” involved a miracle. No, not a call-the-Vatican-and-start-the-investigations type of miracle. It was more along the lines of the song lyric “Even a miracle needs a hand” from the animated Christmas cartoon “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” Rita Saverino, a wife and mother of two, had [Read More...]

What Happened When a Volunteer Lost $800 Meant to Feed the Homeless?

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As 77-year-old Jane Corbett drove to buy groceries for the St. Louis, Missouri, homeless shelter where she volunteers, hundreds of dollars were flying out of the envelope she had accidentally left on top of her car while buckling in her adopted special needs child. Construction worker Ray Leuthauser, who was driving behind Corbett, saw what [Read More...]

What Their Treatment of a Homeless Woman Reveals About the ER Nurses of “NY Med”

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“I think we identify with people who can’t help themselves.  In some really weird way, I never realized that until Virginia died,” said Diana Costine, RN, an emergency room nurse on ABC’s summer reality series “NY Med.” The eight-week series takes place at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in its Weill-Cornell and [Read More...]

Sargent Shriver’s Faith Was the Driver of His Will

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The following post was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello. It’s followed by a podcast of my interview with Mark Shriver: You’ve spent a lifetime reading about Sargent Shriver, if you’re like most of us, and by now you probably think you know him pretty well: Kennedy in-law; Peace Corps founder, vice-presidential candidate, Special Olympics [Read More...]

How Olympic Gold Medalists Pass Someone a Pen

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Why Would a 2012 Olympian Sell Her Bronze Medal?

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The following is an entry from The Christophers’ upcoming “Three Minutes a Day” book which will be available for pre-order soon: If someone told you that an Olympic bronze medalist was selling her medal, you might assume that athlete was dissatisfied with her third-place finish. Nothing could be further from the truth for Zofia Noceti-Klepacka [Read More...]

Congratulations and Mazel Tov, Aly Raisman!

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After several days of highlighting Christian Olympic athletes, today I have to praise Jewish-American gymnast, Aly Raisman, who entered the Olympic games as a bit of an underdog – or at least not as high profile an athlete as some of her teammates. Yet last night, the 18-year-old “elder statesmen” of the U.S. gymnastics team [Read More...]

Stop Picking on Gabby Douglas

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On her Facebook page this morning, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas posted the following message: “Whew I finally got some good rest after having to deal with some of this negativity. First my hair – then my mom. I guess noone could wait till we finished competing so that we could keep our concentration and [Read More...]


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