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November 17, 2015
Beautiful Threads of Grace Are Woven Through Life, Even in Times of Suffering
"Jesus, help me, please," prayed a then-teenage Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle in a state of terror...
October 28, 2015
On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life
As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and "Good Morning America," Mary Pflum Peterson has...
October 25, 2015
Maureen O’Hara Said Secret to Her Longevity was Saying a ‘Hail Mary’ Every Night
After seeing "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Quiet Man" umpteen times in my life,...
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 21, 2015
Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles
When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom "The...
September 18, 2015
“Captive” is a Compelling Hostage Drama with a Touch of Grace
"That's a bunch of church crap," says escaped murderer Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) to widowed...
September 15, 2015
Miss America Pageant Should Ditch Divisive Political Questions & Use Nurse’s Monologue as Model
(Photo property ABC/The Miss America Organization) The old joke used to be that Miss America...
September 14, 2015
God Loved Me in My Brokenness, Says Fmr. Meth Addict, Hostage Hero & Subject of Film “Captive”
"I'm gonna die, and this is what I deserve." That was the first thought that...
September 08, 2015
God Creates Beauty From Ashes: An Interview w. Taya Kyle, Widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle
"I've learned that when God promises beauty through the ashes, He means it." So says...
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 12, 2015
How Hope & Faith Got Two Young Women Through 10 Years of Captivity and Sexual Abuse
Considering that Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were kidnapped, held hostage, abused, and repeatedly sexually...
July 08, 2015
Fairy Tales, Deeper Truths, & Illustrating God’s Love for Children (and the Young at Heart)
(All photos and artwork property of Katy Betz Studio.) Like a lot of kids, Katy...
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...
May 14, 2015
The 2015 Christopher Awards: Pictures Galore of a Hootin’ and Heartfelt Good Time
(Photos courtesy Paul Schneck) Every year I look forward to the Christopher Awards because I...
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...
March 25, 2015
I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer
A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer's career before it even began. After spending...
March 04, 2015
UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson on Sexual Imagery, Curt Schilling on Bullies, & “House of Cards” on Jesus
A few quick observations on topics in the news today: 1. Since winning "American Idol"...
March 02, 2015
The Nuns Who Run a Cattle Ranch
(Photo property of NBC News) Last night, NBC News's Erica Hill reported on a group...
February 10, 2015
I Find God in Suffering: The Fate and Faith of ISIS Captive Kayla Mueller
(Photo property of The Mueller family) The heartbroken parents of Kayla Mueller, the American humanitarian...
January 15, 2015
Lisa Hendey on Discerning God’s Will, Comparing Yourself to Others, and the Grace of Yes
Lisa Hendey admits that she's been a "control freak and Type A personality" in her...
December 17, 2014
How 12 Anonymous Christmas Gifts Brought Healing to a Grieving Family
The poinsettia and note on her front porch were the beginning of a Christmas mystery...
December 08, 2014
Persevering Through Pain and Struggle
The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Persevering Through Pain and Struggle”...
November 14, 2014
Exploring the Choice for Life & Single Motherhood on NBC’s “Parenthood”
The NBC TV series "Parenthood" is one of those shows that looks good, but I...
October 29, 2014
Teaching Kids About Their Bodies, Their Souls, and the Concept of Forgiveness
"If you save her life, I promise to dedicate my life to You." At age...
October 14, 2014
Texas Nurse with Ebola Described as “Grounded by Her Catholic Faith”
Biographical details about Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for patient...
September 30, 2014
New Reality TV Show Follows Five Young Women as They Consider Becoming Nuns
Here's a press release about an upcoming reality show on Lifetime TV about five young...
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...
September 24, 2014
The Nun Who Gives Second Chances
The following column was written by The Christophers' Jerry Costello: You might say that Sister...
September 22, 2014
Politics, Media, & Even Some Aquinas: A Review of the “Madam Secretary” Pilot
Not only was the premiere of the CBS series "Madam Secretary" an entertaining introduction to...
September 12, 2014
God Sees us Being Changed By Suffering – and Accompanies Us
Over at "America" magazine, Kerry Weber shares a powerful, deeply personal reflection about her niece...
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