“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 words that 11-year-old Maurice Mazyck spoke to Laura Schroff as she passed him on a New York City street back in 1986. Schroff, a successful advertising executive, initially said, “No,” but then she reconsidered because the words “I’m hungry” stuck [Read More…]

Finding Serenity in Silence

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Finding Serenity in Silence” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Silence is a rare commodity these days, and serenity sometimes seems like a long lost dream. In our fast-moving, wired-for-speed society, [Read More…]

Father Jonathan Morris on How You Can Support the Work of The Christophers

Since it’s Giving Tuesday, the day in which people are encouraged to make donations to their favorite charities, I’m posting this video by Father Jonathan Morris on the definition of stewardship and the work of The Christophers. For instance, you may not know that Christopher literature gets sent to diocesan prison ministries free of charge [Read More…]

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 hospital, ready to give birth to their first child. The doctor had a fetal heart monitor hooked up so they could monitor the baby in the womb, and everything was going well. Suddenly, the baby’s heart rate started dropping and [Read More…]


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