An Air Force Major’s Legacy of Heroism

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: The nice thing about Veterans Day is that it has a very democratic base for those it honors. All you have to do is serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. They don’t ask when you did, what you did, or how you did it. You [Read More...]

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...]

Looking for Role Models? Consider These Young Women Olympians (and Catholic School Alums)

Writing for the USA Swimming website, Mike Gustafson yesterday reflected on all the bad press generated by football players lately, declaring himself “disgusted, tired, and exhausted of what is seemingly the never-ending news cycle of Men Behaving Badly In Sports.” Sports figures are sometimes automatically declared “role models,” but recent reports indicate that shouldn’t be [Read More...]

The Nun Who Gives Second Chances

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: You might say that Sister Teresa Fitzgerald’s life has been one of two callings. The first one came some years ago when, out of a quiet upbringing in Hewlett, N.Y., on Long Island, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood. There she seemed [Read More...]


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