Style, Sex, and Substance

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Christopher Closeup Podcast – Guests: 1) Hallie Lord, Part 1, and 2) Maura Byrne, Part 2 When Hallie Lord’s new book, “Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things That Really Matter,” began with the story of blogger Jennifer Fulwiler climbing out of her minivan’s window like one of the Dukes of Hazzard [Read More...]

Did You Get Your Business Done?

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When the lovable, but dysfunctional Hecks – the family at the heart of the ABC sitcom “The Middle” – decide their pastor’s homilies put them to sleep (literally), they attend a friend’s black gospel church to see what it’s like. They’re immediately blown away by the lively music and general enthusiasm. The preacher then relates [Read More...]

After Being Declared Dead, Baby Found to Be Alive

From CNN: (CNN) — She was a tiny thing: 1 pound 12 ounces, cold as a frozen bottle and left for dead. But she would survive. One-week-old Luz Milagros Veron is Argentina’s miracle baby. Pronounced dead after her premature birth, the baby withstood more than 10 hours in a morgue refrigerator before being found alive. [Read More...]

Fear of Public Speaking?

One of the things we do at The Christophers is run Leadership Courses in New York City (the next one starts April 18th) and a few other states (click here for more information). The courses were created many years ago by our founder, Father James Keller, who believed that people with Judeo-Christian values and ideals [Read More...]

Ben Linus on St. Thomas’s Faith and Doubt

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Since this Sunday’s Gospel reading tells the story of St. Thomas doubting the resurrection of Jesus until he can personally see Him and place his hands in Jesus’s wounds, I’m posting a great scene from the TV series “Lost” which dealt with issues of faith and doubt better than any other show (in my humble [Read More...]

A Chance Encounter?

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The Christophers’ Jerry Costello shares the story of one of this year’s Christopher Award-winning books: It was just a chance encounter, an unlikely meeting on a city street between strangers that happened a long time ago. But today the two people who met that way will tell you that it was simply meant to be. [Read More...]

“War Horse” Winners

Congratulations to Jeff Stutsman and Laurel for winning copies of “War Horse” on DVD! I’ll be in touch to get your mailing addresses. [Read more...]

Thoughts on Prayer

Some thoughts on prayer from a Christopher News Note about Lent: What is the Role of Prayer in Lent and in our Lives? Sacrifice and the effort to serve God through His people can lead you to Lent’s special joy. As St. Augustine said: “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” Prayer [Read More...]

Rabbit Joke

Q: What do you call 400 rabbits hopping backward in formation? A: A receding hare-line. [Read more...]

Win “War Horse” on DVD

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To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” on DVD along with its Christopher Award win, we’ll be giving away a two-disc DVD/Blu Ray combo pack of the movie. To enter, you only have to do two things: 1. Leave a comment below about why you want to win “War Horse” (or what you [Read More...]

The Humanity of “War Horse”

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Though it might seem counterintuitive because of the title, the Christopher Award-winning film “War Horse” is actually about humanity. “War Horse” begins in rural England where a teen named Albert befriends, tames, and trains a horse he names Joey after his father buys him in an auction. When the horse is eventually sold to a [Read More...]

Bonnie, Alice, and the Case of the Giggles

Before Holy Week starts and we enter a more serious time on the Church calendar, I’m posting a video today just for laughs. I discovered the other day from my social media friend, author Hallie Lord , that the awesomely witty and wittily awesome Bonnie Hunt is now on Twitter at @BonnieHunt_real. Bonnie is a [Read More...]


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