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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 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...
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 15, 2016
A Nine-Year-Old Girl, a 40-Pound Cabbage, and the End of Hunger in America
What do a nine year old girl, a 40-pound cabbage, and 100 vegetable gardens have...
November 10, 2016
Veteran & Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills: ‘God Had a Plan For Me to Keep Going Forward’
It was April 10, 2012, and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on his...
November 09, 2016
Americans CAN Come Together in the Election’s Aftermath – But Are We Humble Enough To Do It?
Yesterday, before any election results came in, actress Kristen Bell, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter,...
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...
October 13, 2016
“Priceless” Movie Hopes to Raise Awareness About the Crime of Sex Trafficking
According to the U.S. government, human trafficking is a $150 billion a year industry around...
October 11, 2016
After Escaping North Korea, One Woman’s Act of Christian Kindness Changed Joseph Kim’s Life
An act of Christian kindness doesn't always change someone's life as dramatically as it did...
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 16, 2016
Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Wants God’s Light to Shine Through Her
One of the joys of the Rio Olympics has been seeing the joy on the...
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 10, 2016
Olympic Competitors Katie Ledecky & Sarah Sjostrom Are Models of Class and Grace
Trash talking sometimes happens in sports. One competitor says something derogatory about the other, who...
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 21, 2016
Sounds of Harmony and Visions of Light Amidst Chicago’s Violence
The murder rate in Chicago has risen 72 percent in 2016. According to USA Today,...
July 08, 2016
Live Together or Die Alone: Reflecting on an Angry America
(Photo property of Ting Shen/The Dallas Morning News) "Last week most of us were strangers....
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...
May 31, 2016
Christian History (and Heresy) Make It Into the 2016 National Spelling Bee
(Logo property of Scripps National Spelling Bee) Last Thursday's Scripps National Spelling Bee finals were...
May 24, 2016
And the Greatest of These is Love: Videos and Reactions to the 2016 Christopher Awards
This was the first year that we promoted the hashtag #ChristopherAwards at the ceremony and...
May 20, 2016
Pictures Galore from the 2016 Christopher Awards, Where Stories of Heart and Courage Dominated
After months of preparation, the 67th annual Christopher Awards took place in New York City...
April 06, 2016
As “American Idol” Says Farewell, A Look Back at the God Factor in Contestants’ Lives
(Photo property of Fox) If God were a regular TV watcher, I suspect "American Idol"...
March 29, 2016
Young Mother Delays Chemo to Protect Unborn Child That Saved Her Life
Via CBS News: TONAWANDA, N.Y. - For Kim Vaillancourt, pregnant while staving off aggressive brain...
March 21, 2016
The Four Things I Liked Best About “The Passion: Live”
Last night, Fox aired "The Passion: Live," a re-enactment of the story of Jesus's final...
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