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March 01, 2016
Save Your Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare – and Develop Empathy Along the Way
"All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and...
February 22, 2016
Matt Weber Talks Perforated Stomachs, Finding Humor During Pain, & Seeing God in His Wife
Matt Weber admits that he had lived a relatively trouble-free, "Andy Griffith Show/Leave It to...
January 28, 2016
Escaping Iran, Fighting Lupus, and Relying on the Power of God’s Grace
Mahtob Mahmoody was dying. The auto-immune disease lupus was making her own blood largely incompatible...
January 06, 2016
Opening Yourself to God’s Grace
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Opening Yourself to God's Grace”...
December 16, 2015
Finding Comfort and Joy in the Broken Chapters of Our Lives
Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Story recently released her first Christmas album, “God With Us,” and...
December 09, 2015
“An Invisible Thread Christmas Story” Highlights Act of Kindness That Changed Two Lives
"Excuse me, lady. Do you have any spare change? I'm hungry." Those were the first...
December 02, 2015
Finding Serenity in Silence
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Finding Serenity in Silence” (which...
November 23, 2015
On Thanksgiving, the Gospel of Happiness, and Finding the Good in Darth Vader
It started as the happiest day of Christopher Kaczor's life. His wife was in the...
November 20, 2015
Peggy Noonan on Pop Culture, Polarization, & Why Young Journalists Should Emulate Tim Russert
This is part 2 of my interview with Peggy Noonan. To read part 1, click...
November 19, 2015
Peggy Noonan: The Catholic Church Should Treat America as Vast Mission Territory
Peggy Noonan can be described in many ways: former speechwriter for President Reagan, best-selling author,...
November 17, 2015
Beautiful Threads of Grace Are Woven Through Life, Even in Times of Suffering
"Jesus, help me, please," prayed a then-teenage Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle in a state of terror...
October 28, 2015
On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life
As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and "Good Morning America," Mary Pflum Peterson has...
October 15, 2015
Writer/Director Randall Wallace on Living a Braveheart Life, Faithful Suffering, & Loving God
"I felt that God was right in my face." That was one girl's reaction after...
October 14, 2015
VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Being a Light in the Darkness
When Father Jonathan Morris started doing some work on behalf of The Christophers, he noted...
October 13, 2015
An Ideal Book for the Overly Busy, Those with Spiritual ADD, and Everyone Else, Too
Three minutes a day. That’s the minimum amount of time that The Christophers’ founder, Maryknoll...
October 07, 2015
Building a Relationship with Jesus
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Building a Relationship with Jesus”...
October 06, 2015
A Catholic In Recovery from Addiction and Hopelessness Begins New Ministry
Scott Weeman started drinking as part of a social routine. Ironically, that routine drove him...
September 24, 2015
Since Dorothy Day & Thomas Merton are Hot Topics Due to Pope Francis…
Since Pope Francis referenced Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton in his address before Congress, there...
September 15, 2015
Actor David Oyelowo Talks His New Film “Captive” & the Perpetually Redemptive Grace of God
Actor David Oyelowo made a big impression on American moviegoers as the star of the...
September 14, 2015
God Loved Me in My Brokenness, Says Fmr. Meth Addict, Hostage Hero & Subject of Film “Captive”
"I'm gonna die, and this is what I deserve." That was the first thought that...
September 08, 2015
God Creates Beauty From Ashes: An Interview w. Taya Kyle, Widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle
"I've learned that when God promises beauty through the ashes, He means it." So says...
August 12, 2015
How Hope & Faith Got Two Young Women Through 10 Years of Captivity and Sexual Abuse
Considering that Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were kidnapped, held hostage, abused, and repeatedly sexually...
August 11, 2015
Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen Wounds
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Mental Illness: Healing the Unseen...
July 16, 2015
Atticus Finch, Bizarro Atticus, & Anakin Skywalker: Brief Thoughts on “Go Set a Watchman”
Atticus Finch's change from "To Kill a Mockingbird's" social justice/civil rights role model to "Go...
July 08, 2015
Fairy Tales, Deeper Truths, & Illustrating God’s Love for Children (and the Young at Heart)
(All photos and artwork property of Katy Betz Studio.) Like a lot of kids, Katy...
July 07, 2015
Appreciating Our Elders in a Stay-Young-At-All-Costs World
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Appreciating Our Elders” (which was...
June 23, 2015
How an Elderly Nun Brought Hope, Purpose and Joy to a Young Man at a Crossroads in Life
At the age of 31, John Schlimm was at a crossroads. He had spent his...
June 17, 2015
Faith, Redemption, and Survival Highlighted in Trailer for Upcoming Movie “Captive”
When I interviewed writer/producer Brian Bird a few months ago about his Hallmark Channel series...
June 16, 2015
Helping People Live and Die with Dignity: A Look at the Film “The American Nurse”
Inside the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin, Sister Stephen Bloesl gathers the...
June 10, 2015
A Military Family Fights to End Stigma Around Mental Illness & PTSD After Their Son’s Suicide
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