When This Monsignor Asked for a Kidney, One of His Parishioners Offered Hers

From WCBS New York: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn monsignor’s desperate plea for a kidney transplant got the gift of life from parishioner attending his service. “I prayed like crazy, and sometimes I felt God was just not listening,” said Monsignor Theophilus Anthony Joseph of St. Ephrem Church in Dyker Heights. Joseph had suffered [Read More…]

When “Blessed Assurance” Came to Washington

Ninety-one-year-old actress Cicely Tyson was one of the honorees at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors (along with George Lucas, Carole King, Seiji Ozawa, and Rita Moreno). Tyson’s tribute by fellow performers brought a touch of Christianity to the proceedings because of the actress’s love of the hymn “Blessed Assurance.” She performed it as part of [Read More…]

Opening Yourself to God’s Grace

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Opening Yourself to God’s Grace” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Grace has a way of sneaking up on us and, if we’re not paying attention, slipping right past us. Although [Read More…]

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Bells. Bells! Few sounds are so joyously teamed with Christmas as that of bells—happily ringing, singing to all that Christmastime is here once again. And one of our most beloved Christmas carols celebrates just that. I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old familiar [Read More…]