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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 14, 2016
PJ Anderson Discusses Bringing Song & Message “Love Will Heal” to March For Life
For several years now, singer-songwriter PJ Anderson has been attending the March for Life in...
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 03, 2015
What Would the World Be Like Without Prayer?
In light of all the talk about the power of prayer going on today, I...
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 25, 2015
Maureen O’Hara Said Secret to Her Longevity was Saying a ‘Hail Mary’ Every Night
After seeing "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Quiet Man" umpteen times in my life,...
October 23, 2015
‘A House Divided Against Itself Makes the Devil Smile His Great Grinchy Grin’
Singer-songwriter and frequent "Christopher Closeup" guest Sarah Hart got a bit perturbed at the incessant...
October 21, 2015
Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles
When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom "The...
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 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 18, 2015
“Captive” is a Compelling Hostage Drama with a Touch of Grace
"That's a bunch of church crap," says escaped murderer Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) to widowed...
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 19, 2015
Sister Annie Credidio Brings Healing to Society’s Untouchables
When American-born nun Sister Annie Credidio moved to Ecuador in the mid-1980s to be a...
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 04, 2015
A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness
You might expect a school for children who've suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be...
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...
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 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
(Photo of retired Major Gen. Mark Graham property of U.S. Army. Other photos property of...
April 22, 2015
“When Calls the Heart’s” Brian Bird on Family TV Shows, eFangelism, & Modern Parables
Brian Bird has been a writer and producer in Hollywood for 30 years, working on...
April 21, 2015
“NY Med” TV Series & iHope School Founder Patrick Donohue to Receive Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 — At the 66th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on...
April 20, 2015
Art Has Power to Bring People Together: An Interview with “Little Boy’s” Eduardo Verastegui
Eduardo Verastegui was a popular singer and telenovela star in his native Mexico when he...
April 15, 2015
Kids with Special Needs Want to Be of Service and Take Part in the Life of the Church
"Parents of children with special needs need to realize that even though they didn’t expect...
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