Words in the Dust

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The Christophers’ Sarah Holinski shares her review of the Christopher Award-winning book for tweens, “Words in the Dust” by Trent Reedy: Thirteen-year-old Zulaikha Frouton is an Afghani girl who was born to stand out in an unfortunately painful way—she has a noticeably disfigured cleft lip. Having lost her birth mother at a young age to [Read More...]

Connecting Generations

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Our latest Christopher News Note topic was suggested by many of our supporters who believe that connecting the younger generation with their elders is of vital importance to our culture and society. Here’s a snippet: Think back to your childhood. Did you have a grandparent who played an important role in your life? Perhaps your [Read More...]

A Spring Appeal

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Below is the spring appeal letter that was mailed out to Christopher supporters. It will be a rare occurrence that I post an appeal for financial support on this blog, but if you can offer any prayers or help, please thoughtfully consider it: “People everywhere hunger for spiritual nourishment as much as they do for [Read More...]

A Man Forever Changed

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Jerry Costello of The Christophers shares his thoughts on Los Angeles Dodger, Clayton Kershaw, who took an eye-opening trip to Zambia last year: Travel is broadening, they say, often in ways that are quite unexpected. Just ask veterans of the Peace Corps, or the once-young men and women who were part of the Papal Volunteers [Read More...]

A Journey Through the Bible: Part 2

Yesterday, I featured some excerpts of my “Christopher Closeup” interview with Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray who co-authored a book with Jeff Cavins called “Walking with God: A Journey Through the Bible.” It uses the latest Biblical scholarship to analyze both the Old and New Testaments. Dr. Gray addressed some commonly asked questions, some of [Read More...]

A Journey Through the Bible: Part 1

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A lot of people have questions about different parts of the Bible. For instance, Isn’t Genesis just another creation myth? Why does God seem angry and vengeful in the Old Testament, but loving and merciful in the New Testament? Does Eve being created from Adam’s rib mean the Bible is saying that women are inferior [Read More...]

Style, Sex and Substance: Part 2

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Christopher Closeup Podcast – Guest: Hallie Lord, Part 2 Last week’s “Christopher Closeup” podcast featured Part 1 of my interview with Ryan-Gosling-loving, fashion maveny wife and mother of five Hallie Lord discussing her book “Style, Sex and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things That Really Matter.” (You can read about it here). The book [Read More...]

Celebrating Earth Day Like Dagwood Bumstead

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Via “Blondie.” [Read more...]

Idol wrap-up / Laughter is Good for the Soul

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- Last night, “American Idol’s” most overtly Christian contestant in a while, Colton Dixon, was eliminated from the competition after receiving the least number of votes. Though he was obviously disappointed, he demonstrated maturity, self-awareness and humility in his THR exit interview with Didi Benami (a former contestant herself). – This next video has no [Read More...]

Dick Clark’s Legacy from a Christopher Perspective

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A lot will be written over the next few days about Dick Clark’s legacy because of TV shows like “American Bandstand,” “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” and others. But from a simple, human perspective, I think one of Dick Clark’s most important legacies is more recent. After his stroke in December 2004, many people – myself [Read More...]

Former Elvis Co-Star Mother Dolores Hart Wins Christopher Life Achievement Award; Former New York Jets Player Marty Lyons Wins James Keller Award for Foundation Which Helps Seriously Ill Children

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FORMER ELVIS CO-STAR – MOTHER DOLORES HART – TO RECEIVE LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE CHRISTOPHERS NEW YORK, April 18, 2012—The Christophers announced today that Mother Dolores Hart – a former actress who became a Benedictine nun, and was recently profiled in the Academy Award-nominated HBO documentary “God is the Bigger Elvis” – will receive [Read More...]

Mediocrity versus Beauty

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Over at her Tumblr blog, singer/songwriter Audrey Assad weighs in on beauty, truth and creating great art. If you’re familiar with her songs, you know Audrey has a way with words. Her blog writing is no exception. This passage was my favorite: “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is regarded as one of the world’s greatest works of [Read More...]


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