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Why One Man Traveled Around the World with No Money and Relied on the Kindness of Strangers

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TV host and author Leon Logothetis was walking down Hollywood Boulevard one day when he saw a homeless man holding a sign that read, “Kindness is the best medicine.” It dredged up a lot of memories for Leon, who had originally moved to the United States from England where he worked as a successful broker [Read More...]

As Baseball Season Begins, Remember God is a Mets (and Probably a Cubs) Fan

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(Photo property of NY Mets) It’s a joke I heard years ago (though from who I can’t remember), and I return to it every baseball season. How do you know God prefers the Mets to the Yankees? Because when the Yankees are in the ninth inning of a tight game, fans in the stadium are [Read More...]

I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer

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A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer’s career before it even began. After spending several years studying to be a screenwriter, Joan signed with a big talent agency in New York City, ready to take on a new phase of her life. Two days later, she endured a debilitating car accident that left her [Read More...]

Blue Hair Ain’t Just for Old Ladies Anymore (& Other “American Idol” Musings)

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(All photos property of Fox and American Idol) One of the noveltys on “American Idol” this season is that two of the female contestants have blue hair. Thankfully, that’s not the only reason they stand out. They’ve also got talent to match. First, there’s Joey Cook, whose voice and musical artistry paradoxically reflect singers from [Read More...]

“Last Man Standing” and “Cristela” Bring a Little Religion to Prime Time

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(All photos property of ABC/Disney) ABC is home to several family-oriented sitcoms, and sometimes they integrate a little Christianity into their stories. The Heck family on “The Middle” are churchgoers (albeit dysfunctional ones) who sometimes interact with members of the clergy, like the singing youth minister Rev. Tim Tom. In recent weeks, ABC’s Friday night [Read More...]

God is Looking for People Willing to Admit Their Own Frailty: An Interview with Matt Maher

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Over the past few years, five-time Grammy nominee Matt Maher underwent some changes in his life that made him reflect on his own future as well as the future of the Church he loves. Looking at the social issues prevalent in modern culture, he noted that “politics has poisoned, in some ways, people’s day-to-day life, [Read More...]

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...]


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