How “New York Catholics” Built a Better Church and Society

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What do Regis Philbin, Dorothy Day, Deacon Greg Kandra, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and I have in common? We’re among the 76 people profiled in author, historian and fellow Patheos blogger Pat McNamara’s book “New York Catholics: Faith, Attitude, and the Works.” I’m not in that illustrious company because of anything I’ve done, but rather because [Read More...]

Overcoming Loneliness with the Help of God and Others

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Overcoming Loneliness” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Loneliness is a problem we all face. It is a feeling that can occur even when we are surrounded by other people. Nothing [Read More...]

From the Secular to the Sacred, Christopher Literature is Powerful in Its Simplicity

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I usually use this space to share with you the stories of people who I’ve interviewed on our “Christopher Closeup” radio show, to comment on different aspects of popular culture, to post Christopher News Notes, or to highlight inspiring stories that are making the rounds online or in the news. Today I’m changing my approach [Read More...]

Praying for a Stranger at the Airport

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Country music singer Sunny Sweeney took the above photo and posted it on Facebook along with this message: “I watched this whole thing go down in an airport and felt like sharing it with you. This young military man, Michael (full name was on his backpack) was standing here about to board a plane and [Read More...]


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