Lacrosse Moved One Teen from a Life of Crime to a Hope-filled Future

Garan Santicola, a freelance writer for The Christophers, recently penned an article for the website narrative.ly about how lacrosse programs in Albany, New York, are attracting a roster of tweens and teens from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Among them are Native American brothers Lyle and Miles Thompson (appropriate since lacrosse is originally a Native [Read More…]

Joe Garagiola Credited the Holy Family with Protecting His Family

One of the people I had the opportunity to meet during my days producing the TV version of our “Christopher Closeup” show (circa 2006) was baseball broadcasting legend Joe Garagiola, who passed away today at age 90. What I observed was that Garagiola was a down-to-earth, gregarious, friendly man who was happy to chat with [Read More…]

A Coach Fights to Save His Catholic School

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: If you’ve ever heard of St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, chances are it had something to do with basketball. The New Jersey school has a record in that sport that borders on the unbelievable: 27 state championships; innumerable careers at the college level; [Read More…]

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 to have a child with special needs, that was the child God gave them, and God doesn’t make mistakes.” David and Mercedes McBride Rizzo came by that truth first hand when their daughter Danielle was diagnosed with autism at age [Read More…]


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