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November 18, 2014
Look to Him for Your Sight and Find Something Divine Inside
Two-time "Christopher Closeup" guest and "American Idol" alum Brooke White posted a new song online...
September 24, 2014
The Nun Who Gives Second Chances
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: You might say that Sister...
September 18, 2014
Deal with Troubles, But Don’t Lose Track of the World’s Beauty: An Interview with Dean Koontz
"The dark makes the light stuff brighter." Not only is that a comment made by...
September 11, 2014
In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11
(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of...
July 23, 2014
A Little Girl’s Brain Injury Set Her Dad on a Quest for Treatment and Healing
When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a...
July 22, 2014
Blessed are the Merciful: Living Mercy Today
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Blessed are the Merciful." If...
June 11, 2014
Choosing Veterans Over Hollywood
The following post was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: I remember once, years ago,...
May 13, 2014
UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Once They Get Into the Shelter, There’s the Concept of Grace
Just ahead of this year's Christopher Awards ceremony, where the film "Gimme Shelter" (now on...
April 28, 2014
Traveling 4,200 Miles To Deliver Puppy Love
When Christine Davies was deployed in Kuwait as a member of the U.S. National Guard,...
April 01, 2014
Opening Your Heart to Adoption: One Woman’s Story
Though Christina Beahan grew up in a big Polish/Dutch family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the...
March 20, 2014
Redemption Tale: A Murderer, a Dog and an Autistic Child
Since 1998, Chris Vogt has been serving a 48 year prison sentence in Colorado's Sterling...
March 05, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Hospital Gets $1.5 Million Because of Ellen’s Oscar Selfie
The tweet shared 'round the world - a.k.a. Ellen Degeneres's Oscar selfie with Bradley Cooper,...
February 26, 2014
The Road to Mercy Leads to a Life of Adventure for Author Kerry Weber
Kerry Weber insists that the Jesuit-run "America" magazine office, where she serves as managing editor,...
February 19, 2014
Dr. Kevin Hunt and Nicole Schreiner Bring Medicine & Compassion to Uganda’s Poor
Several pregnant women about to give birth lay on a cold cement floor, shivering due...
February 12, 2014
Moving Outside of Ourselves by Serving the Poor
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note "Serving the Poor." If you'd...
January 24, 2014
Why You Should See “Gimme Shelter” and Ignore the Critics Shouting “Agenda!”
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at the animosity - not just criticism, but animosity...
January 23, 2014
Padre Whiskey’s Cause for Sainthood
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: Father Joseph Walijewski was a...
January 21, 2014
Can Politicians and the Media Make Room for the Simple Alchemy of Love?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offended many people during an interview last week in which...
January 14, 2014
Pregnant Teen Finds Hope and Healing: A Look at the Movie “Gimme Shelter”
"Last time I asked for God's help, He put me here," 16-year-old Apple Bailey angrily...
October 23, 2013
Prostitutes, Addicts, Prayers and Dreams: Making the Broken Holy
“We made ourselves available in the corners and the crevices and the dark places in...
October 15, 2013
He Had Every Right Not to Be Happy, But He Was Happy All the Time
Though born with cerebral palsy along with minimal hearing and vision, Noah Voelker of Gainesville,...
October 11, 2013
She Was a Doozy
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: If she had done nothing...
October 03, 2013
Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children
When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar...
August 06, 2013
A Young Woman Goes Bald for St. Baldrick’s
While reading the latest issue of my St. John's University Alumni magazine, one story jumped...
July 24, 2013
How Music, St. Ignatius and the “Sons of Santa” Led Ben Walther to Jesus
The Sons of Santa. That's the name 16-year-old Ben Walther and his friends chose for...
May 09, 2013
The Legacy of Father Dollar Bill
The following column was written by Jerry Costello: “You don’t have to solve all the...
May 03, 2013
Actress Bonnie Hunt’s Brother and a Catholic Priest Are Saving Lives in Uganda
You likely know Bonnie Hunt from her years as a talk show host and from...
April 16, 2013
The Way the World is Meant to Work: Heroic Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig Discusses Her New Initiative
The darkest experience of former Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig's life has motivated...
December 02, 2012
One Child and One Miracle at a Time
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: Sister Mary Rose McGeady passed...
November 06, 2012
Brief Thoughts from Ben Franklin on Election Day
Since it's Election Day, here are a few thoughts on government and the citizenry from...
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