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November 13, 2015
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...
November 09, 2015
How Buying Underwear for Christmas Can Support Adoptive Families
The amount of catalogs and advertisements I get in the mail always increases the closer...
November 05, 2015
Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life for the 16-Year-Old Girl Addicted to Heroin, Too
While campaigning at a tavern in New Hampshire recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took...
October 23, 2015
‘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...
October 15, 2015
Writer/Director Randall Wallace on Living a Braveheart Life, Faithful Suffering, & Loving God
"I felt that God was right in my face." That was one girl's reaction after...
October 14, 2015
Instead of Breeding an Anti-TV Culture, Christians Should See It as a Mission Field
The website Aleteia ran an anti-television article by David Mills today titled "Turn it Off,...
September 28, 2015
Four New Nicknames for Pope Francis in the Aftermath of His U.S. Visit
(Photo courtesy of The Tablet) Before the euphoria fades from the visit of the People's...
September 25, 2015
Why Pope Francis’s Speech to Congress Wasn’t As Liberal As You’ve Been Told
(Photo property of ABC News) There was a lot of hand-wringing by conservatives on social...
September 23, 2015
Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Criticizes Those Who Politicize Everything Pope Francis Says
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith today criticized those who are denouncing Pope Francis for being...
August 27, 2015
A Coach Fights to Save His Catholic School
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: If you’ve ever heard of...
August 19, 2015
Sister Annie Credidio Brings Healing to Society’s Untouchables
When American-born nun Sister Annie Credidio moved to Ecuador in the mid-1980s to be a...
August 04, 2015
A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness
You might expect a school for children who've suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be...
June 11, 2015
How an Angry Letter to a Priest Led to a Life-Changing Friendship and Job
Can an angry letter to a priest result in a friendship that also has a...
June 10, 2015
A Military Family Fights to End Stigma Around Mental Illness & PTSD After Their Son’s Suicide
(Photo of retired Major Gen. Mark Graham property of U.S. Army. Other photos property of...
June 02, 2015
Staying Positive Around Negative People
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Staying Positive Around Negative People”...
May 19, 2015
What a Subway Ride Taught Me About Evangelization
A few months ago on this blog, I shared a story about a subway ride...
May 06, 2015
How God Led a Doris Day-loving Irish Woman to Save Homeless Children in Vietnam
(Photo: Christina Noble with director of "Noble" Stephen Bradley. Courtesy Aspiration Media) "I'll walk. You...
April 21, 2015
“NY Med” TV Series & iHope School Founder Patrick Donohue to Receive Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 — At the 66th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on...
April 15, 2015
Kids with Special Needs Want to Be of Service and Take Part in the Life of the Church
"Parents of children with special needs need to realize that even though they didn’t expect...
March 10, 2015
Hire a Veteran Now
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: You’d think that Howard Schultz...
February 25, 2015
Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”
(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011,...
February 03, 2015
Pope Francis: The Roots of a Humble Leader
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Pope Francis: The Roots of...
January 28, 2015
“In People with Intellectual Disabilities, I Found a School of the Heart”
Throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have often been shunned by society...
December 12, 2014
Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children
A few months ago, I posted an interview I did with Patrick Donohue, whose daughter...
December 04, 2014
A Simple Message of Peace from a New York Subway Conductor
Riding the 7 train to Manhattan every morning, I'm used to hearing the subway conductor...
December 02, 2014
Heroes Will Help You Find Good In Yourself
(Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Heroes of 2014....
December 01, 2014
How the Unexpected Child of a Sexual Abuse Survivor Learned Love & Strength From His Mom
(Photo via New York Daily News) Last week, Wayne Coffey of New York's Daily News...
November 11, 2014
An Air Force Major’s Legacy of Heroism
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: The nice thing about Veterans...
October 22, 2014
How “New York Catholics” Built a Better Church and Society
What do Regis Philbin, Dorothy Day, Deacon Greg Kandra, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and I have...
September 25, 2014
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...
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