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March 28, 2017
The 2017 Christopher Award winners for TV, Film, and Books Are…
FAMILY TIES AND OVERCOMING ADVERSITY A COMMON THREAD IN 68TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS Creators...
January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore Provided Catholic Laughs in Two Classic TV Episodes
Actress Mary Tyler Moore, who could "turn the world on with her smile" (as her...
January 17, 2017
‘We’re All Sick Pilgrims Drifting Toward God, Whether We Realize It or Not’
What do a monk, a high school student, and a tattooed Krav Maga instructor have...
January 14, 2017
Phillip Phillips Sings His Hit “Home” at Steven McDonald’s Wake in Tribute to NYPD Hero
Via Patheos blogger Father Michael Duffy's Facebook page, I learned today that "American Idol" winner...
January 10, 2017
R.I.P. Officer Steven McDonald: ‘God Has Asked Me to Be a Witness to Do His Will in This World’
(Photo: Police Officer Steven McDonald with the Christopher Award-winning founder of Mychal's Message, Shannon Hickey)...
January 06, 2017
The Catholic Church (and the Jesuits) Owe “MASH’s” William Christopher a Debt of Gratitude
As 2016 ended, the world was shocked and saddened by the passing of many famous...
January 05, 2017
Catholic Press Veteran Jerry Costello Pens His Final Column for The Christophers
One of The Christophers' media ministries is the syndicated "Light One Candle" column, which runs...
December 13, 2016
‘How Can I Be a Catholic Reporter When I Hate God?’ Asks New Young Adult Novel
"How can I be a Catholic reporter when I hate God?" In Juliann DosSantos’s impressive...
December 06, 2016
Jesus: The Light of the World
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Jesus: The Light of the...
November 28, 2016
The Beauty of Blessings & the Pain of the World: Mark Shriver Explores the Life of Pope Francis
Most people in the United States didn't know anything about Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio until...
November 16, 2016
Humor for the Soul
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Humor for the Soul.” If...
November 07, 2016
Bill Murray, David Letterman, and the Irish Christening Gown
Bill Murray was in the news last week because his beloved Chicago Cubs finally won...
November 01, 2016
Pint-Sized Prophets Who Teach Us We Are All Born to Be Healers
Dr. Chuck Dietzen grew up wanting to be St. Francis of Assisi. In a way,...
October 26, 2016
Leadership in Mercy: The Power of Mercy on Our Lives
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Leadership in Mercy.” If you’d...
October 07, 2016
‘Wherever We Are, God Is!’
(The following is an entry from our latest "Three Minutes a Day" book of daily...
September 28, 2016
A Deacon’s Tools to Build Spiritual Resilience After Dire Medical News
Deacon Don Grossnickle served the Archdiocese of Chicago for many years as a Disability Outreach...
September 21, 2016
Politics, Punditry, and Personal Faith: An Interview with “Face the Nation’s” John Dickerson
Hitler analogies and political circuses may seem like a modern aspect of electioneering, but history...
September 12, 2016
How God Worked Through One Family to Bring Kindness to an ‘Invisible’ Homeless Woman
In 2011, The Christophers were happy to honor 21-year-old Shannon Hickey with our James Keller...
September 06, 2016
Priest Who Knew Mother Teresa Said She Believed It Was Better to Light One Candle
(Photo © 1986 Túrelio (via Wikimedia-Commons), 1986 / Lizenz: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.0 de) In light...
September 01, 2016
Mother Teresa’s “Heart Was Big Like the Heart of God Himself”
"We have to do something about it." As a child, that's what Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu...
August 15, 2016
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was the Original Christopher (Christ-bearer)
It appears that my friend Abby Fuhrmann has something in common with the late screen...
August 12, 2016
Though She May Feel Defeated, Olympian Missy Franklin Can Find Strength in Words from Isaiah
UPDATED Aug. 22, 2016: Following one of the toughest weeks of her life, Missy Franklin...
August 11, 2016
Jeannie Gaffigan: Comedy Helps Lift People Out of Despair
Over at Verily magazine, Mary Rose Somarriba shares an insightful interview with Christopher Award winner...
August 08, 2016
These Olympians Remain Grounded in Their Catholic Faith
As a sucker for a good story, I always look forward to the Olympics because...
August 02, 2016
Enjoy the Wonders of God’s Good Earth
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Enjoy the Wonders of God's...
July 14, 2016
The Day the Nuns Met Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds
(Photo property IMP Features/Ferry de Kok) While shooting a movie called "The Hitman's Bodyguard" in...
June 27, 2016
Behind All Joy Lies the Cross: A Review of the Film “The Innocents”
While the Soviets helped defeat the Nazis to secure a World War II victory for...
June 23, 2016
Doubting and Stumbling Are Part of the Road to Salvation: An Interview with Sarah Hart
It’s not always easy to wrap our heads or hearts around the concept of God’s...
June 21, 2016
Reinvent Yourself to Find Success
(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Reinvent Yourself to Find Success,”...
June 16, 2016
God and “Person of Interest’s” Harold Finch Seem to Agree on Free Will
(Photos property of CBS) "Why do bad things happen to good people?" is a question...
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