When Faith, Determination, & Ingenuity Saved Lives: A Review of “The 33”

I choose to believe we’ll all get out. So says Mario Sepulveda (Antonio Banderas) to his fellow miners in the new movie “The 33,” which was inspired by the true story of the 33 Chileans who became trapped 2,300 feet underground when the mine in which they were working collapsed in 2010. The film takes [Read More…]

Overcoming Envy and Jealousy

The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Overcoming Envy and Jealousy” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: There’s nothing wrong with desiring good things in life, but you need to make sure that those feelings don’t veer into [Read More…]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on the Importance of the Saints

In light of the fact that we celebrated All Saints Day on November 1st, Father Jonathan Morris offers a look at the role the saints can and should play in all our lives. Even though these holy figures are no longer physically with us because they are now “face-to-face with God in heaven,” the saints [Read More…]

‘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 negativity she’s been reading online lately – and she teed off on the negativity on her Facebook page in a post titled: All That’s Wrong With “All That’s Wrong With” Blogs. Her comments get to the heart of our complaining [Read More…]